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Robert S. Nocon, PhD, MHS

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
DepartmentHealth Systems Science
Address100 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena CA 91101
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    Dr. Nocon is a health services researcher whose work focuses on the cost and organization of health care in safety net settings. He is interested in understanding how policymakers, insurers, providers, and other stakeholders can work together to support population health and meet the needs of underserved communities. In past work, he has conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the impact of the patient-centered medical home in a national demonstration project, analyzed utilization for patients obtaining primary care in Federally Qualified Health Centers, and studied outcomes for patients enrolled in managed care programs in Medicaid. Dr. Nocon has methodological expertise in leveraging large administrative databases for research. Prior to his work as a researcher, Dr. Nocon served as a healthcare management consultant to academic medical centers and large integrated delivery systems, including Kaiser Permanente.

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    1. Volerman A, Carlson B, Wan W, Murugesan M, Asfour N, Bolton J, Chin MH, Sripipatana A, Nocon RS. Utilization, quality, and spending for pediatric Medicaid enrollees with primary care in health centers vs non-health centers. BMC Pediatr. 2024 Feb 08; 24(1):100. PMID: 38331758; PMCID: PMC10851548.
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    2. Peterson L, Murugesan M, Nocon R, Hoang H, Bolton J, Laiteerapong N, Pollack H, Marsh J. Health care use and spending for Medicaid patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder receiving primary care in Federally Qualified Health Centers and other primary care settings. PLoS One. 2022; 17(10):e0276066. PMID: 36256662; PMCID: PMC9578596.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Tobey R, Maxwell J, Turer E, Singer E, Lindenfeld Z, Nocon RS, Coleman A, Bolton J, Hoang H, Sripipatana A, Huang ES. Health Centers and Value-Based Payment: A Framework for Health Center Payment Reform and Early Experiences in Medicaid Value-Based Payment in Seven States. Milbank Q. 2022 09; 100(3):879-917. PMID: 36252089; PMCID: PMC9576231.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Knitter AC, Murugesan M, Saulsberry L, Wan W, Nocon RS, Huang ES, Bolton J, Chin MH, Laiteerapong N. Quality of Care for US Adults With Medicaid Insurance and Type 2 Diabetes in Federally Qualified Health Centers Compared With Other Primary Care Settings. Med Care. 2022 11 01; 60(11):813-820. PMID: 36040020; PMCID: PMC9588553.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Jin JL, Bolton J, Nocon RS, Huang ES, Hoang H, Sripipatana A, Chin MH. Early experience of the quality improvement award program in federally funded health centers. Health Serv Res. 2022 Apr 09. PMID: 35396732.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Jung D, Huang ES, Mayeda E, Tobey R, Turer E, Maxwell J, Coleman A, Saber J, Petrie S, Bolton J, Duplantier D, Hoang H, Sripipatana A, Nocon R. Factors associated with federally qualified health center financial performance. Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 09. PMID: 35266139.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Bi S, Vela MB, Nathan AG, Gunter KE, Cook SC, López FY, Nocon RS, Chin MH. Teaching Intersectionality of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Race/Ethnicity in a Health Disparities Course. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 07 31; 16:10970. PMID: 32754634; PMCID: PMC7394350.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Corallo B, Proser M, Nocon R. Comparing Rates of Multiple Chronic Conditions at Primary Care and Mental Health Visits to Community Health Centers Versus Private Practice Providers. J Ambul Care Manage. 2020 Apr/Jun; 43(2):136-147. PMID: 32011414; PMCID: PMC7329234.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Kelley AT, Nocon RS, O'Brien MJ. Diabetes Management in Community Health Centers: a Review of Policies and Programs. Curr Diab Rep. 2020 02 06; 20(2):8. PMID: 32030514.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Nocon RS, Fairchild PC, Gao Y, Gunter KE, Lee SM, Quinn M, Huang ES, Chin MH. Provider and Staff Morale, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout over a 4-Year Medical Home Intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 06; 34(6):952-959. PMID: 30887431; PMCID: PMC6544684.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Derrett S, Gunter KE, Samaranayaka A, Singer SJ, Nocon RS, Quinn MT, Breheny M, Campbell A, Schaefer CT, Heuer LJ, Chin MH. Development and Testing of the Provider and Staff Perceptions of Integrated Care (PSPIC) Survey. Med Care Res Rev. 2019 12; 76(6):807-829. PMID: 29231130; PMCID: PMC6545265.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Nocon RS, Gunter KE, Gao Y, Lee SM, Chin MH. Development and Validation of a Short-Form Safety Net Medical Home Scale. Health Serv Res. 2018 08; 53 Suppl 1:3207-3226. PMID: 29194594; PMCID: PMC6056591.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. DeMeester RH, Xu LJ, Nocon RS, Cook SC, Ducas AM, Chin MH. Solving Disparities Through Payment And Delivery System Reform: A Program To Achieve Health Equity. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1133-1139. PMID: 28583973.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Tung EL, Gao Y, Peek ME, Nocon RS, Gunter KE, Lee SM, Chin MH. Patient Experience of Chronic Illness Care and Medical Home Transformation in Safety Net Clinics. Health Serv Res. 2018 02; 53(1):469-488. PMID: 28560769; PMCID: PMC5785313.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Gunter KE, Nocon RS, Gao Y, Casalino LP, Chin MH. Medical Home Characteristics and Quality of Diabetes Care in Safety Net Clinics. J Community Health. 2017 Apr; 42(2):303-311. PMID: 27659297; PMCID: PMC5337437.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Gao YN, Nocon RS, Sharma R, Huang ES. What Factors Are Associated With Medicaid Patients' Use of Health Centers? J Prim Care Community Health. 2017 Jul; 8(3):141-146. PMID: 28142316; PMCID: PMC5469696.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Nocon RS, Lee SM, Sharma R, Ngo-Metzger Q, Mukamel DB, Gao Y, White LM, Shi L, Chin MH, Laiteerapong N, Huang ES. Health Care Use and Spending for Medicaid Enrollees in Federally Qualified Health Centers Versus Other Primary Care Settings. Am J Public Health. 2016 11; 106(11):1981-1989. PMID: 27631748; PMCID: PMC5055764.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Gao Y, Nocon RS, Gunter KE, Sharma R, Ngo-Metzger Q, Casalino LP, Chin MH. Characteristics Associated with Patient-Centered Medical Home Capability in Health Centers: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 09; 31(9):1041-51. PMID: 27216480; PMCID: PMC4978681.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Sathe NA, Nocon RS, Hughes B, Peek ME, Chin MH, Huang ES. The Costs of Participating in a Diabetes Quality Improvement Collaborative: Variation Among Five Clinics. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Jan; 42(1):18-25. PMID: 26685930; PMCID: PMC4861630.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Ryan J, Riley P, Abrams M, Nocon R. How Strong Is the Primary Care Safety Net? Assessing the Ability of Federally Qualified Health Centers to Serve as Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2015 Sep; 27:1-13. PMID: 26372972.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Mukamel DB, White LM, Nocon RS, Huang ES, Sharma R, Shi L, Ngo-Metzger Q. Comparing the Cost of Caring for Medicare Beneficiaries in Federally Funded Health Centers to Other Care Settings. Health Serv Res. 2016 Apr; 51(2):625-44. PMID: 26213167; PMCID: PMC4799905.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Shi L, Lock DC, Lee DC, Lebrun-Harris LA, Chin MH, Chidambaran P, Nocon RS, Zhu J, Sripipatana A. Patient-centered Medical Home capability and clinical performance in HRSA-supported health centers. Med Care. 2015 May; 53(5):389-95. PMID: 25793267; PMCID: PMC4530496.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    23. Nocon RS, Gao Y, Gunter KE, Jin J, Casalino LP, Quinn MT, Derrett S, Summerfelt WT, Huang ES, Lee SM, Chin MH. Associations between medical home characteristics and support for patient activation in the safety net: understanding differences by race, ethnicity, and health status. Med Care. 2014 Nov; 52(11 Suppl 4):S48-55. PMID: 25310638; PMCID: PMC4232369.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Derrett S, Gunter KE, Nocon RS, Quinn MT, Coleman K, Daniel DM, Wagner EH, Chin MH. How 3 rural safety net clinics integrate care for patients: a qualitative case study. Med Care. 2014 Nov; 52(11 Suppl 4):S39-47. PMID: 25310637; PMCID: PMC5052676.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Burnet D, Gunter KE, Nocon RS, Gao Y, Jin J, Fairchild P, Chin MH. Medical home characteristics and the pediatric patient experience. Med Care. 2014 Nov; 52(11 Suppl 4):S56-63. PMID: 25310639; PMCID: PMC4197078.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Laiteerapong N, Kirby J, Gao Y, Yu TC, Sharma R, Nocon R, Lee SM, Chin MH, Nathan AG, Ngo-Metzger Q, Huang ES. Health care utilization and receipt of preventive care for patients seen at federally funded health centers compared to other sites of primary care. Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct; 49(5):1498-518. PMID: 24779670; PMCID: PMC4177342.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Nundy S, Dick JJ, Chou CH, Nocon RS, Chin MH, Peek ME. Mobile phone diabetes project led to improved glycemic control and net savings for Chicago plan participants. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Feb; 33(2):265-72. PMID: 24493770; PMCID: PMC4034376.
      Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Clarke AR, Goddu AP, Nocon RS, Stock NW, Chyr LC, Akuoko JA, Chin MH. Thirty years of disparities intervention research: what are we doing to close racial and ethnic gaps in health care? Med Care. 2013 Nov; 51(11):1020-6. PMID: 24128746; PMCID: PMC3826431.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Quinn MT, Gunter KE, Nocon RS, Lewis SE, Vable AM, Tang H, Park SY, Casalino LP, Huang ES, Birnberg J, Burnet DL, Summerfelt WT, Chin MH. Undergoing transformation to the patient centered medical home in safety net health centers: perspectives from the front lines. Ethn Dis. 2013; 23(3):356-62. PMID: 23914423; PMCID: PMC3740439.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Cook SC, Goddu AP, Clarke AR, Nocon RS, McCullough KW, Chin MH. Lessons for reducing disparities in regional quality improvement efforts. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s102-5. PMID: 23286702; PMCID: PMC3732453.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Chin MH, Clarke AR, Nocon RS, Casey AA, Goddu AP, Keesecker NM, Cook SC. A roadmap and best practices for organizations to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Aug; 27(8):992-1000. PMID: 22798211; PMCID: PMC3403142.
      Citations: 122     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Nocon RS, Sharma R, Birnberg JM, Ngo-Metzger Q, Lee SM, Chin MH. Association between patient-centered medical home rating and operating cost at federally funded health centers. JAMA. 2012 Jul 04; 308(1):60-6. PMID: 22729481; PMCID: PMC3740269.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    33. Lewis SE, Nocon RS, Tang H, Park SY, Vable AM, Casalino LP, Huang ES, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, Summerfelt WT, Birnberg JM, Chin MH. Patient-centered medical home characteristics and staff morale in safety net clinics. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jan 09; 172(1):23-31. PMID: 22232143; PMCID: PMC3752653.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Peek ME, Wilkes AE, Roberson TS, Goddu AP, Nocon RS, Tang H, Quinn MT, Bordenave KK, Huang ES, Chin MH. Early lessons from an initiative on Chicago's South Side to reduce disparities in diabetes care and outcomes. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jan; 31(1):177-86. PMID: 22232108; PMCID: PMC3697906.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Fleishman V, Nocon RS, Spurgeon SA. Continuous glucose monitoring: planning for innovation. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2005 Jun; 7(3):563-9. PMID: 15929690.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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