Dr. Tim P. Hofer is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Associate Director for Analytic and Information Resources at the VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research in Ann Arbor as well as a member of the UM Institute for Healthcare Policy Innovation.
His research interests include the methodological and practical issues in measuring and profiling quality of care and how the ability to measure quality may affect popular policy initiatives to identify and reduce medical errors or set up pay for performance systems. His projects have focused on the adequacy of risk adjustment, social and economic factors predicting utilization, as well as the patient, provider, and organizational influences on performance measurement and indicators. Furthermore, he is a core faculty member in the National Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan where he teaches advanced analytic methods and spends a significant amount of time on research mentoring and teaching research trainees.
Dr. Hofer trained at the University of California, San Francisco for Medical School and Residency, with a clinical focus in primary care for under-served populations based at San Francisco General Hospital, before joining the University of Michigan as a National Center for Health Services Research Fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine and then a faculty member in the Department of Medicine. He serves as the supervising attending in and outpatient resident clinic and as an attending on the inpatient medicine service three times as a year supervising and teaching residents as well as medical students.