Founding PI of ResDAC Passes at 79

ResDAC is sad to recognize the death of Dr. A. Marshall McBean. Marshall was the founding PI of ResDAC in 1995 and remained as such for 18 years. He was an initial instructor of CMS 101–a course that is still our most popular. Marshall was an outstanding scholar and had over 25 years of experience using Medicare data for research–7 years as a researcher in the Office of Research and Demonstrations at CMS and 18 years at the University of Minnesota. He advocated for expanded preventive services benefits for elderly in the Medicare program. Marshall was also an early pioneer in the use of Medicare claims data and its potential for understanding racial disparities.

Some of his works before 1995:

  • Differences by Race in the Rates of Procedures Performed in Hospitals for Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Undertreatment of Glaucoma among Black Americans
  • The Impact and Cost of Influenza in the Elderly
  • Measuring the incidence of cancer in elderly Americans using Medicare claims data
  • Continuing differences in the rates of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass graft surgery between elderly black and white Medicare beneficiaries