Grant D. Lawless

Grant D. Lawless, RPh, MD, FACP

Associate Professor
Program Director, Healthcare Decision Analysis

Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Research Topics

  1. Benefits and coverage design; access to care
  2. utilization and healthcare trends
  3. definitions and implications of defining value
  4. healthcare policy and reform
  5. oncology
  6. severely ill populations.

Contact Information

Grant D. Lawless

Research Interest

Education: BS Biology & Chemistry; BS Pharmacy; Doctor of Medicine - University of New Mexico; Internal Medicine Residency - University of Pittsburgh and St. Francis Health System, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Fellow (FACP); Quality Assurance and Utilization Review; Addiction Medicine

Selected Projects/Publications

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Goldman D, Joyce G, Lawless, G, Benefit design and Specialty Drug Use, Health Affairs, Sept-Oct 2006, Vol.25, No.5:1319-1331

Owens G, Emmons M, Lawless G, Current Trends in Pharmacy Benefit Designs: A threat to Disease Management in Chronic Complex Diseases, Disease Management, April 2007, Vol.10, No.2:74-82 2007

Kopenski F, Lawless G, The Impact of Healthcare Benefit Changes on High Cost Utilizers, Milliman Research Report, Milliman USA, November 2007

Willey V, Pollack M, Lednar W, Yang W, Kennedy C, Lawless G, Costs of Severely Ill Members and Specialty Medication use in a Commercially Insured Population, Health Affairs, May/June 2008,Vol. 27, No.3:824-834

Goldman D, Joyce G, Lawless G, Impact of Specialty Drugs on the use of other Medical Services for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis, American Journal of Managed Care, December 2008, Vol.14, No.12:51-58

Supplement AJMC, Impact of Co Pays on Managed Care and Employers, American Journal of Managed Care, July 2008, Vol.14 No 8:S241-S268

Lawless, G, The Working Patient with Cancer: Implications for Payors and Employers, American Health & Drug Benefits, June/July 2009, Vol. 2, No.4

Short L, Lawless G, Willey V, Brawley O, et al., Disparities in Care among commercially insured newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients: intervention opportunities, Cancer, January 1, 2010, Vol 116 Issue 1: 193-202

Babos K, Lawless G, McClellan W, The ABCDE's of CKD: A Simple Approach to Early Detection and Management, Southern Medical Journal, October 2008, Vol 101, No.10:1001-1006