Health Policy & Economics

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The Division of Health Policy and Economics studies the U.S. healthcare system with the goal of making discoveries and recommendations for improvement.  We study the effects of public and private policies on provider organizations and the value of care delivered.  We focus on incentives, unintended consequences, and the impact of policies and organizational processes on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities.  Our current areas of investigation are broad and include telehealth, private equity, physician management companies, horizontal and vertical consolidation of provider organizations, physician burnout and professionalism, physician turnover, the use of artificial intelligence in medical care, MIPS, alternative payment models, biosimilars, advance care planning, mental health and substance use disorder care, socioeconomic determinants of health, Medicaid, and the healthcare safety net.

Affiliated Education Program

Health Policy and Economics Master's Track

Current Research Highlights

Dr. Beth McGinty Named Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics

September 20, 2022

Dr. Beth McGinty, a prominent international health policy expert, has been named chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Employment in Office-Based and Intensive Behavioral Health Settings in the U.S., 2016-2021

September 19, 2022

There has been a rise in demand for behavioral health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new JAMA Network research letter, investigators from Weill Cornell Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed trends in behavioral health employment before and after the pandemic using the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data.

The study revealed employment in intensive...

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Student Spotlight: Stefan Masselink

August 2, 2022

Stefan Masselink has had a global view from a young age. Born in Parma, Italy, but raised in Healdsburg, California, Stefan stayed in touch with his roots by remaining fluent in Italian and regularly visiting his relatives in Italy. By the time he reached high school, Stefan had become interested in medicine, which inspired him to participate in a medical mission trip to a developing country. This experience highlighted...

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Faculty & Staff

Mohamed Al-Thani
Mohamed Al-Thani , MB, BCh
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Yuhua Bao , PhD
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences in Psychiatry
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Howard Berliner
  • Adjunct professor of population health sciences
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Tara Fernando Bishop
Tara Fernando Bishop , MD, MPH
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
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Amelia Bond
Amelia Bond , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Robert Tyler Braun , PhD, MS
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Gregory Burke , MPA
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences
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Samuel Carter
Samuel Carter , MPH
  • Research Coordinator
Paul Casale
Paul Casale , MD, MPH
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
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Lawrence P. Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
Lawrence Peter Casalino , MD, PhD, MPH
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
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Sohaila Omer Cheema
Sohaila Omer Cheema , MPH, MB
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
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Rahul Fernandez
Rahul Fernandez
  • Research Assistant
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Zachary Grinspan , MD, MS
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., MPH
Nathaniel Hupert , MD, MPH
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
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Phyllis Johnson, MBA
Phyllis Johnson , MBA
  • Programmer Analyst
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Hye-Young (Arian) Jung, Ph.D.
Hye-Young (Arian) Jung , PhD
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Lisa Michele Kern
Lisa Michele Kern , MD, MPH
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
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 Dhruv Khullar, M.D.
Dhruv Khullar , MD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Healthcare Policy Research/Quality of Care Research
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Kerri Lindstrom
  • Grants Administrator
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Beth McGinty , PhD, MS
  • Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Interim)
646-962-8038
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Reekarl Pierre
Reekarl Pierre
  • Senior Research Assistant
Harold Alan Pincus
  • Adjunct Professor of Population Health Sciences
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William Schpero , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Mark Unruh
Mark Unruh , PhD
  • Program Director of the M.S. in Health Policy and Economics
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Jiani Yu , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Manyao Zhang, MS
Manyao Zhang , MS
  • Research Data Analyst
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Yongkang Zhang , PhD
  • Assistant Professor Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8057
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Recent Faculty Publications

D.J. Bowen; Y. Bao; J.Anne Sirey; A.D.H. Ratzliff
2020
E.C. Wirrell; Z.M. Grinspan; K.G. Knupp; Y. Jiang; B. Hammeed; J.R. Mytinger; A.D. Patel; R. Nabbout; N. Specchio; H. Cross; R.A. Shellhaas
2020
Z.M. Grinspan; J.R. Mytinger; F.M. Baumer; M.A. Ciliberto; B.H. Cohen; D.J. Dlugos; C. Harini; S.A. Hussain; S.M. Joshi; C.G. Keator; K.G. Knupp; P.E. McGoldrick; K.C. Nickels; J.T. Park; A. Pasupuleti; A.D. Patel; A.M. Shahid; R.A. Shellhaas; D.W. Shrey; R.K. Singh; S.M. Wolf; E.G. Yozawitz; C.J. Yuskaitis; J.L. Waugh; P.L. Pearl
2020
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