Anne Deutsch

Anne Deutsch, RN, PhD, CRRN

Research Scientist
Research Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

About Me

Anne Deutsch has worked as a Research Scientist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research for 11 years. Anne also holds an appointment as a Senior Research Public Health Analyst at RTI International. Anne's research focuses on the development and implementation of quality measures and Medicare post-acute care payment reform. She has been involved in the Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System, and she led the research team that developed the functional status quality measures that are used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program.


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Education & Training



    1982 - 1986
    Nursing, University of Cincinnati
    1988 - 1992
    Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo
    1995 - 2003
    Epidemiology and Community Health, State University of New York at Buffalo


    2003 - 2005
    Health Services Research and Policy, Northwestern University

Honors & Awards

  • Magnuson Management Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2009
  • Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award
    American Congree of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2009
  • President’s Award
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 2012
  • Alumni Legacy Award for Outstanding Career Achievement
    University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, 2015
  • Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2015

Research Interests

  • Measuring health care quality
  • Post-acute care payment reform

Selected Grants

  • Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System
    2016 - 2021