Paul D. Cleary PhD

Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Sociology; Dean, Yale School of Public Health; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchHIV/AIDSSchool of Public Health: Health Policy & Management; Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Global Health ConcentrationStress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Research Interests

Health Care Quality; Quality Improvement; Healthcare Organizations; Patient-Centered Care; Health Services Research more...


  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Cleary PD, Meterko M, Wright SM, Zaslavsky AM. Are Comparisons of Patient Experiences Across Hospitals Fair? A Study in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals. Med Care, 2014; 52 (7): 619-25.
  • Elliott MN, Lehrman WG, Goldstein EH, Giordano LA, Beckett MK, Cohea CW, Cleary PD. National Changes in Patient Hospital Experiences during the First Two Years of HCAHPS. Health Aff, 2010
  • Meterko M, Wright S, Lin H, Lowy E, Cleary PD. Mortality among patients with acute myocardial infarction: the influences of patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine. Health Serv Res, 2010, 45(95): 1188-1204.



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