Heller-Brown Building, 210
Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesBrandeis University, Ph.D.
George Washington University, M.A.
Boston University, A.B.
ExpertiseOrganizational Research; Case Studies; Community Health Centers
ProfileA Visiting Scholar at the Schneider Institutes, Deborah Gurewich’s work focuses on organizational behavior. She has studied the hospital sector and the health care safety-net with a particular interest in community health centers.
Dr. Gurewich has also collaborated with The Access Project on several projects examining the determinants of medical debt and its effect on health-seeking behavior and quality of life. Her research draws on case study methodology, community-based participatory research models, and large-scale survey design. Dr. Gurewich’s findings have appeared in The Milbank Quarterly and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
In addition to her Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School, Dr. Gurewich has a Master’s in Urban Planning from George Washington University.
Awards and Honors
Named exceptional reviewer for Medical Care for period 2010 (2010)
Invited Advisory Committe Member for National Survey of FQHCs (2009)
Named exceptional reviewer for Medical Care for period 2009 (2009)
Gurewich, D., Sirkin J, Prottas J, Shepard D.. "Coordination of Primary Care and Substance Abuse Treatment Services in Community Health Centers." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (2012). (forthcoming)
Gurewich, D., Sirkin J, Traje D and Capitman D.. "Achieving Excellence in Community Health Centers: Implications for Health Reform." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 23. 1 (2012): 446-459.
Gurewich, D, Tyo, K, Zhu, J and Shepard,D.. "Performance of Community Health Centers Compared to Other Usual Sources of Care." Journal of Ambulatoy Care Management 34. 4 (2011): 380-390.
Leutz W, Gurewich D, Biship C, Ritter G. Final Report on the Evaluation of the Medical Adult Day Services Demonstration. Baltimore, MD Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: 2011.
Leutz W, Gurewich D, Bishop C, Doipe Gaiser M. Evaluation of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Demonstration: Provider Case Studies. Baltimore, MD Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: 2011.
Leutz W, Gurewich D, Bishop C, Ritter G. Report to Congress on the Evaluation of the Medical Adult Day Services Demonstration. Baltimore, MD Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: 2011.
Leutz W, Gurewich D, Bishop C. Final Report on the Evaluation of Low Vision Rehabilitation Demonstration: Beneficiary Case Studies. Baltimore, MD Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: 2011.
Watson E, Finkelstein N, Gurewich, D, Morse B.. "The Feasibility of Screening for FASD Risk in Early Intervention Settings: A Pilot Study of Systems Change." Infants and Children 24. 2 (2011): 193-206.
Gurewich, Deborah. "High Performing Community Health Centers in Texas: What it Takes." Annual Conference of the Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Dallas, Texas. June 30, 2009.
Gurewich, Deborah, Gurewich D, Tyo K. Zhu J, and Shepard D.. High Performing Community Health Centers in Texas. Texas Association of Comunity Health Centers. Dallas: 2009.
Gurewich, Deborah, Prottas J, Bhalotra S, Shepard D. "System Level Factors and Use of Cardiac Rehabilitation." Joutnal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 28. 6 (2009): 380-385.
Leutz W, Gurewich, D, Bishop C, Gaizer M.. Evaluation of Low Vision Rehabilitation of Demonstration Provider: Case Studies and Final Report. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Baltimore: 2009.
Bhalotra S, Gurewich, D, Shepard D, and Prottas J. "Organizational Factors in Cardiac Rehabilitaton Utilixation by Medicare Beneficiaries." Academy Health. June 4, 2001.
Gurewich, Deborah. "Medicare Special Needs Plans: Lessons Learned from Dual-Eligible Demonstraions for CMS, State Health Plans, and Providers." New from ORDI 2007.
Gurewich D, Prottas J, Seifert B. "Medical Debt and Consumer Credit Counseling Services." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 15(3). (2004): 336-347.
Pryor C and Gurewich D. Getting Care But Paying the Price: How Medical Debt Leaves Many in Massachusetts Facing Tough Choices. Final Report. Prepared for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts by The Access Project at Brandeis University. 2004.
Gurewich D, Prottas J, and Leutz W. "The Effect of Hospital Ownership Conversion on Non-acute Care Providers." The Milbank Quarterly 18(4). (2003): 543-565.
Gurewich D, Seifert B, and Prottas J. The Consequences of Medical Debt: Evidence from Three Communities. Final Report. Prepared for the Quantum Foundation by The Access Project at Brandeis University. 2003.
Pryor C, Seifert B, and Gurewich D. Medically-Related Debt: Do Public and Private Policies Contribute to the Problem? Final Report. Prepared for The Commonwealth Fund by The Access Project at Brandeis University. 2003.
Gurewich, Deborah. "CHC Viability in a Changing Delivery System." Presentation for The Access Project Peer Learning and Network Teleconference. Boston