Dr. Vincent Mor is Chair of the Department of Community Health at the Brown University School of Medicine and formerly served as the Director of the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Dr. Mor has been on the faculty of the Department of Community Health since 1981 as a research Assistant Professor, becoming tenured in 1987. Together with Professor Alan Morrison, Dr. Mor began the Departmentís graduate program in 1986 and directed it after Dr. Morrisonís death in the early 1990ís until becoming chair. Dr. Mor has been Principal Investigator of nearly 20 NIH funded grants focusing on the organizational and health care delivery system factors associated with variation in use of health services and the outcomes frail and chronically ill persons experience. He has had multiple grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pew Memorial Trust and the Retirement Research Foundation as well as contracts from the Health Care Financing Administration and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to evaluate the impact of programs and policies in aging and long term care including Medicare funding of hospice, the costs and benefits of day hospital treatment of cancer, patient outcomes in nursing homes, the impact of short term case management for cancer patients, several studies documenting age discrimination in cancer treatment and use of home care services, and a national study of residential care facilities. Over the past 20 years Dr. Morís research has frequently integrated quantitative and qualitative data, particularly in program evaluations examining the approaches communities, organizations and specific providers use to adjust to health policy changes such as financing and reimbursement or to the emergence of integrated delivery systems.