Dr. Arling is Katherine Birck Professor of Nursing at Purdue University.  His research spans health care quality assessment, evaluation, and policy analysis. Many of his studies have been with elderly populations in long-term care settings. He has helped develop comprehensive measures of care quality, assessed the accuracy and effectiveness of these measures, and applied them to quality improvement, public reporting and pay-for-performance. He also has studied transitions between care settings, such as hospital, nursing home, and community care. He has been a principal or co-investigator on projects supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Veterans Health Administration, National Institute on Aging, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and state Medicaid programs.

Involvement at AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Member - 2018 Annual Research Meeting