Kristin L. Reiter

Co-Principal Investigator


  • PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2004
  • MAE, Applied Economics, University of Michigan, 2000
  • BS, Accounting, Northern Illinois University, 1993


Dr. Reiter has more than 10 years of experience conducting rural health services and policy research. She has served as lead investigator on multiple projects funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on topics including the occupational mix adjustment to the Medicare hospital wage index, swing beds, and the rural effects of health reform. Since 2017, Dr. Reiter has served as a co-Principal Investigator of the Flex Monitoring Team. She is also an investigator with the North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center, and the Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis, and Issue-specific Rural Research Studies. Dr. Reiter has conducted webinars on the cost to Medicare for a day of care in a swing bed, and on ways rural hospital leaders and states can use the Critical Access Hospital Measurement and Performance Assessment System for monitoring rural hospital performance.

Research Interests

  • Rural hospital financial performance measurement
  • Swing bed costs and outcomes
  • The rural impact of financing and delivery system reform
  • Access to care for rural and underserved populations