Grabowski Named to NASEM Committee

NASEM logo

Professor of health care policy David C. Grabowski, PhD, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Quality of Nursing Home Care.

Grabowski has been a highly sought resource during the COVID-19 pandemic for his expertise on nursing homes. He recently served on the CMS Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. Dr. Grabowski also testified to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis and House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on nursing homes and COVID-19. He has published multiple Op-Eds related to COVID-19 and nursing homes on topics including the need for payment reform, importance of surveillance and testing, protecting all nursing homes, rethinking visitation bans, and workforce support. He was recently profiled by US News & World Report for his work calling for better pay for direct caregivers in dangerous jobs.

The NASEM Committee on Quality of Nursing Home Care will examine how the United States delivers, regulates, finances, and measures the quality of nursing home care. The committee will also work to address longstanding issues facing nursing homes that have been brought to light during the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee will organize their findings into a framework outlining recommendations on improving the delivery of high-quality care and ensuring the safety and well-being of residents and staff in nursing homes today.

The National Academy of Sciences was created in 1863 under President Abraham Lincoln and eventually expanded to become the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academies work to provide independent, objective advice to inform policy, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.