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Dr. Peter May

Adjunct Associate Professor (Public Health & Primary Care)


Adjunct Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

I am a research scientist focusing on economics of care for people with serious and life-limiting illness. I work with an interdisciplinary network of collaborators to design and analyse evaluations of interventions for patients and their families. I worked at Trinity from 2010 to 2023; I am now an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine.
  End-of-life care   HEALTH ECONOMICS   multimorbidity   PALLIATIVE CARE
 Implementation and evaluation of a navigation intervention for people with cancer in old age and their family caregivers: an international pragmatic randomized controlled trial
 Advancing Palliative Care through Economic Research and Policy Analyses
 Dynamic Microsimulation Projections of ADRD in Ireland and the United States
 Palliative and end-of-life care data in Ireland: establishing the state of the nation, mapping future direction
 Improving outcomes for patients with chronic illness & acute respiratory failure

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Reid EA, Ghoshal A, Khalil K, Jiang J, Normand C, Brackett A, May P, Out-of-pocket costs near end of life in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review, PLOS Glob Public Health, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Jacobson M, May P, Morrison RS, Improving Care of People With Serious Medical Illness"An Economic Research Agenda for Palliative Care, JAMA Health Forum, 3, (1), 2022, pe214464 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nolan A, May P, Matthews S, Normand C, Kenny RA, Ward M, Public health insurance and mortality in the older population: Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Health Policy, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Aldridge M, Moreino J, McKendrick K, Li L, Brody A, May P, Association Between Hospice Enrollment and Total Health Care Costs for Insurers and Families, 2002-2018, JAMA Health Forum, 3, (2), 2022, pe215104 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ward, M., May, P., Normand, C., Kenny, R.A., Nolan, A, Mortality risk associated with combinations of loneliness and social isolation. Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Age and Ageing, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ahmed R, May P., Does high COVID-19 spread impact neighbouring countries? Evidence from Ireland. , HRB Open Res, 4, 2021, p56 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Isenberg SR, Meaney C, May P, Tanuseputro P, Quinn K, Qureshi D, Saunders S, Webber C, Seow H, Downar J, Smith TJ, Husain A, Lawlor PG, Fowler R, Lachance J, McGrail K, Hsu AT., The association between varying levels of palliative care involvement on costs during terminal hospitalizations in Canada from 2012 to 2015., BMC health services research, 21, (1), 2021, p331 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jingjing J, May P, Proportion of deaths in hospital in European countries: trends and associations from panel data (2005-2017), European Journal of Public Health, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
May P, Normand C, Noreika D, Skoro N, Cassel JB., Using predicted length of stay to define treatment and model costs in hospitalized adults with serious illness: an evaluation of palliative care., Health economics review, 11, (1), 2021, p38 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Matthys O, De Vleminck A, Dierickx S, Deliens L, Van Goethem V, Lapeire L, Groenvold M, Lund L, Arnfeldt CM, Sengeloev L, Pappot H, Johnsen AT, Guerin S, Larkin PJ, Jordan C, Connolly M, D'Alton P, Costantini M, Di Leo S, Guberti M, Turola E, van der Heide A, Witkamp E, Rietjens J, van der Wel M, Brazil K, Prue G, Reid J, Scott D, Bristowe K, Harding R, Normand C, May P, Cronin C, Northouse L, Hudson P, Cohen J., Effectiveness of a nurse-delivered (FOCUS+) and a web-based (iFOCUS) psychoeducational intervention for people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers (DIAdIC): study protocol for an international randomized controlled trial., BMC palliative care, 20, (1), 2021, p193 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Sheerin, F., Fleming, S., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., May, P., Lalor, G. & D'eath, M. Fleming, S., The Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Complex Age-Related Conditions, National Disability Authority, January, 2023, Report, PUBLISHED
Jacobson M, May P, Morrison RS, et al, Improving Care of People with Serious Medical Illness: An Economic Research Agenda for Palliative Care, Los Angeles, USC Schaeffer Center, February, 2022, Report, PUBLISHED
Normand C, May P, Johnston BM, Cylus J, Health and social care near the end of life: Can policies reduce costs and improve outcomes?, Policy briefs, Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, December, 2021, Report, PUBLISHED
Matthews S, Pierce M, O'Brien Green S, Hurley E, Johnston BM, Normand C, May P, Dying and Death in Ireland: What Do We Routinely Measure, How Can We Improve? , Dublin, Irish Hospice Foundation, November, 2021, Notes: [In direct collaboration with the HSE.], Report, PUBLISHED
Roman Romero-Ortuno, Peter May, Minjuan Wang, Siobhan Scarlett, Ann Hever, Rose Anne Kenny, TILDA Nursing Home Data: A short report to inform COVID-19 responses for our most vulnerable, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
May P, Estimating future palliative care need in Ireland: a microsimulation approach, Expert Consultation on Future Palliative Care Need, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 2019, Marie Curie/Univrsity of Edinburgh/Scottish Government, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
May P, Economic evidence for palliative care in Ireland, Systems not silos - Improving Palliative and End of Life Care in Secondary Care, Belfast, November, 2019, All-Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
May P, Big data to advance economics of palliative and end-of-life care: some ongoing considerations, EAPC Big Data Taskforce Workshop, Amsterdam, November, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
May P, Economics of palliative care: some key concepts, National Palliative Care Research Center Fellowship Program, New York, NY (Webinar), March, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
May P, High costs in end-of-life care: Revisiting economic interpretations, International Health Economics Association webinar, November 30th, 2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


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