Dr. Carretta conducts health services research, public health systems and services research, and public health law research.
Prior to joining the College of Medicine, Dr. Carretta was Medicare Research Director at the Veterans Affairs Information Resource Center. Prior to that, he was an Instructor and Adjunct Professor for the Department of Health Administration and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1999 to 2009.
B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, 1974
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1999
Ph.D., Health Services Organization & Research, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
Florida Asthma Coalition Surveillance Subcommittee, 2010 to present
Virginia Asthma Coalition, 2003-2010
Consortium for Infant and Child Health, 1993-1999
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Junior Investigator Award, 2011-2013
Public Health Student of the Year, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1999
Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2000
James Begun Award for Dissertation Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
American Public Health Association
Quality of care in Florida's hospitals, emergency departments, and ambulatory surgery centers. Provision of community benefits by not-for-profit hospitals. Epidemiology of persons with multiple chronic conditions.
Zhao M, Haley R, Oetjen R, Carretta HJ. Malpractice paid-losses and financial performance of nursing homes. Health Care Management Review, in press.
Zhao M, Oetjen RM, Nolin J, Carretta HJ. Nursing home quality: Does financial performance matter? International Journal of Public Policy 2009; 5(2/3):143-159.
Carretta H, Keller AES, McGarvey EL. A Community-Based Program to Prevent Hospitalization of Children with Asthma. Public Health GIS News and Information 2004;(58):24-25.
Carretta HJ, Mick SS. Geocoding Public Health Data [Letter]. Am J Public Health 2003; 93(5):699.
Goodman DC, Mick SS, Bott D, Stukel T, Chang C, Marth N, Carretta H. Primary care service areas: A new tool for the evaluation of primary care services. Health Services Research 2003; 38(1 Pt 1):287-309.
Zhao M, Carretta HJ, Hurley RE. Sole hospital commitment to community-oriented services: Does ownership matter? Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 2003; 26(1):93-118.
Morrow AL, Crews RC, Carretta HJ, Altaye M, Finch AB, Sinn JS. Effect of method of defining the active patient population on measured immunization rates in predominantly Medicaid and non-Medicaid practices. Pediatrics 2000; 106(1 Pt 2):171-176.
Butterfoss FD, Carretta HJ. The uninsured children's program: Primary care for uninsured children. Pediatr Res 1996; 39(4):769.
Morrow AL, Lakkis H, Rosenthal J, ATTA H, Carretta H, Crews RC. Residential-mobility as a risk factor for under-immunization at 12 and 24 months of age. Pediatric Research 1995; 37(4):A142.