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Dr. Dai is a health services researcher by trade and gerontologist by training. As a health services researcher at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), he is interested in quantifying the influence of physician practice patterns, practice environment, and professional well-being on patient outcomes by linking administrative claims from commercial payors and Medicare, registry based electronic health records, and national physician surveys. As a gerontologist, he is interested in the effect of receiving continuity and coordinated care on the trajectories of chronic conditions and disabilities of the elderly population by linking national patient surveys with health care service utilization data.

Dr. Dai completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Institute of International Trade and Business in Shanghai China, received his master’s degree in Social Gerontology from University of Central Missouri, and his PhD in Gerontology with a policy concentration from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Dai’s current research projects include assessing the impact patient-physician continuity of care in Virginia All Payor Claims Databases and exploring the differences in health care utilization patterns among geriatric patients receiving care from primary care physicians compared to physicians of other specialties.