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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. It studies the use and effectiveness of incentive policies such as pay for performance, value-based purchasing, and public reporting, paying special attention to disparities and unintended consequences. Recent areas of investigation include physician costs in interacting with health plans and payers; physician practice organization and processes to improve medical care and control costs; and the role of accountable care organizations and medical homes in health system reform.

Affiliated Education Program

Health Policy and Economics Master's Track

Current Research Highlights

Physician Price And The Cost And Quality Of Care For Commercially Insured Patients

May 6, 2020

In a new study published in the leading health policy journal, Health Affairs, Mark Unruh, Ph.D., and a team from the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences found that prices paid by commercial insurers to general internal medicine physicians were not associated with quality but were highly correlated with healthcare costs...

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COVID-19 and the Financial Health of US Hospitals

May 4, 2020

In a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Drs. Dhruv Khullar, William Schpero, and Amy Bond reviewed data from the RAND Corporation Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System (...

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Reduction in Hospital Transfers for Nursing Home Residents

January 6, 2020

Dr. Mark Unruh, assistant professor of healthcare policy and research, discusses the national initiatives to decrease the rate of hospital transfers for nursing home residents and their potential impact. 

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Population Health Sciences 402 E. 67th St. New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8078

Faculty & Staff

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Yuhua Bao , Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences in Psychiatry
(646) 962-8037
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Natasha Basma
  • Research Coordinator
Amelia Bond
Amelia Bond , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8088
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Robert Braun
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8009
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Lawrence P. Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
Lawrence Peter Casalino , M.D., Ph.D., MPH
  • Chief of the Division of Healthcare Policy and Economics
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
  • Co-Program Director of the M.S. in Health Policy and Economics
(646) 962-8044
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Zachary Grinspan , M.D., M.S.
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8085
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Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., MPH
Nathaniel Hupert , M.D., MPH
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
(646) 962-8045
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Phyllis Johnson, MBA
Phyllis Johnson , MBA
  • Programmer Analyst
(646) 962-9411
Hye-Young (Arian) Jung, Ph.D.
Hye-Young (Arian) Jung , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8047
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 Dhruv Khullar, M.D.
Dhruv Khullar , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
(646) 962-8048
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Jin Kim
  • Research Assistant
646-962-6802
Jing Li, Ph.D.
Jing Li , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8077
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Jea Young Min , Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
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Eloise O'Donnell, MPH
Eloise O'Donnell , MPH
  • Research Program Manager
(646) 962-2080
Yuting Qian, MS
Yuting Qian , M.S.
  • Research Coordinator
(646) 962-7590
Barbara Reissman , D.P.H.
  • Senior Lecturer
(646) 962-8054
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William Schpero , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-9309
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Mark Unruh
Mark Unruh , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences
  • Co-Program Director of the M.S. in Health Policy and Economics
  • Director of Certificate Programs
(646) 962-8061
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Jiani Yu , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Manyao Zhang, MS
Manyao Zhang , M.S.
  • Research Data Analyst
(646) 962-8119
Yongkang Zhang
  • Research Associate in Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8057
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Recent Faculty Publications

S. Doraiswamy; S. Cheema; R. Mamtani
2020
P. Goyal; J.J. Choi; L.C. Pinheiro; E.J. Schenck; R. Chen; A. Jabri; M.J. Satlin; T.R. Campion; M. Nahid; J.B. Ringel; K.L. Hoffman; M.N. Alshak; H.A. Li; G.T. Wehmeyer; M. Rajan; E. Reshetnyak; N. Hupert; E.M. Horn; F.J. Martinez; R.M. Gulick; M.M. Safford
2020
D. Khullar; D.A. Chokshi
2020
Contact Information

Phone(646) 962-8044