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John Woods, PhD

Current Contact Information:

Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health EF200
714 North Senate Avenue
P: 317.278-0140
F: 317.962.9369
Email: johwoods@iupui.edu


Recent Publications

  1. Labarrere CA, Woods JR, Hardin JW, Jaeger BR, Zembala M, Deng MC, Kassab GS. Early inflammatory markers are independent predictors of cardiac allograft vasculopathy in heart-transplant recipients. PLOS One. 2014;9(12)e113260. Link
  2. Arrieta A, Woods JR, Qiao N, Jay SJ. Cost-benefit analysis of home blood pressure monitoring in hypertension diagnosis and treatment: an insurer perspective. Hypertension. Oct 2014;64(4):891-896. Link
  3. Labarrere CA, Woods JR, Hardin JW, Campana GL, Ortiz MA, Jaeger BR, Baldridge LA, Pitts DE, Kirlin PC. Value of the first post-transplant biopsy for predicting long-term cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) and graft failure in heart transplant patients. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e36100. Link
  4. Labarrere CA, Woods JR, Hardin JW, Campana GL, Ortiz MA, Jaeger BR, Reichart B, Bonnin JM, Currin A, Cosgrove S, Pitts DE, Kirlin PC, O'Donnell JA, Hormuth DA, Wozniak TC. Early prediction of cardiac allograft vasculopathy and heart transplant failure. Am J Transplant. Mar 2011;11(3):528-535. Link
  5. Tarassenko L, Clifton DA, Pinsky MR, Hravnak MT, Woods JR, Watkinson PJ. Centile-based early warning scores derived from statistical distributions of vital signs. Resuscitation. Aug 2011;82(8):1013-1018. Link
  6. Labarrere CA, Woods JR, Hardin JW, et al. Early prediction of cardiac allograft vasculopathy and heart transplant failure. Am J Transplant. Mar 2011;11(3):528-535. Link

Abbreviated Biography

Dr. Woods first joined Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital's Department of Medical Research in 1977. During his tenure he founded the IU Health Methodist Center for Health Services Research, helped design and analyze the FDA-supervised lithotripsy trial for the treatment of kidney stone disease, and directed the Medicare Heart Bypass Demonstration Program, one of six Medicare-sponsored heart surgery payment demonstrations in the country.

In 1998 Dr. Woods was recruited to the University of South Carolina where he was Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine and Director of the University's Center for Health Services and Policy Research. At Carolina he founded the Pay-for-Performance Forum, a statewide coalition of health care providers, state agencies, and business leaders seeking to build a business case for healthcare quality. He also served as a consultant to the hospital system affiliated with the School of Medicine, where he worked with the hospital's executive leadership and board to help structure their quality initiative and served on the Quality Improvement Coordinating Council.

In 2006, Dr. Woods returned home to Indianapolis to initiate the Outcomes Research Program at the Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Woods has served on numerous national committees, including the Provider Payment Panel for the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) Office of Research and Demonstrations, the National Health Sciences and practice Patterns Survey of Georgetown University's Institute for Health Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C., and the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) National Performance Measurement Panel for Coronary Artery Disease. He has taught university courses in health services research, program evaluation, and statistics, and post-graduate research methods courses for the American College of Physicians.

His research focuses on the evaluation of hospital outcomes and costs and the application of quality improvement methods to clinical practice. He has published more then 60 research articles and abstracts and has co-authored a medical textbook on the treatment of kidney stone disease. Dr. Woods holds masters and doctoral degrees in experimental psychology.

Dr. Woods' Curriculum Vitae