Nathan Shippee
Office Address:
D375 Mayo
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nathan Shippee, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management


PhD, Sociology, Purdue University, 2008
MS, Sociology, Purdue University, 2005
BA, Sociology, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2003


My primary research focus is patient complexity in chronic disease management. This focus entails understanding how the intersection of social, medical, and mental/behavioral health factors have an impact on patient outcomes. In practice, my interest is studying how health care can better integrate services to meet patients' complex needs. This work is motivated and informed by my Cumulative Complexity Model, a framework for conceptualizing, measuring, and addressing patient complexity. 


Patient complexity; chronic disease management; mental health; disparities and barriers to care; diabetes; depression; quality of care; practice-based studies/real-world evaluation; publicly insured and low-income (Medicare and Medicaid) populations.

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