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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

Crisis Standard of Care: Management of Infantile Spasms during COVID‐19

July 1, 2020

As healthcare systems in the United States became overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, non-COVID patients lost access to traditional methods of non-emergency treatment.

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Association Between Residential Neighborhood Social Conditions and Health Care Utilization and Costs

June 11, 2020

In a new article published in Medical Care, researchers examined the association of neighborhood social conditions with total annual and potentially preventable Medicare costs. The researchers, including Dr. Yongkang Zhang, research associate in population health sciences;...

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

Faculty & Staff

Mohamed Al-Thani , M.B., B.Ch.
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Peter Brian Bach , M.D., M.A.
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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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
Howard S. Berliner , Sc.D., M.P.S.
  • Adjunct Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Tara Fernando Bishop , M.D., MPH
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
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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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Sohaila Omer Cheema , MPH, M.B.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Melinda Ann Chen , M.D., M.S.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Oliver Thomas Fein , M.D.
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
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Penny H. Feldman , Ph.D., A.M.
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Mark Alan Fontana , Ph.D., M.A., M.E.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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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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Lisa Michele Kern , M.D., MPH
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
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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
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Jing Li, Ph.D.
Jing Li , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8077
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Sze Yan Liu , Ph.D., MPH
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Larry Z. Liu , Ph.D., B.M.
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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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
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Timothy Richard Peng , Ph.D., M.A.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
Michael F. Pesko , Ph.D., M.A.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Harold Alan Pincus
  • Adjunct Professor of Population Health Sciences
Yuting Qian, MS
Yuting Qian , M.S.
  • Research Coordinator
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Barbara Reissman , D.P.H.
  • Senior Lecturer
(646) 962-8054
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Aran Ron , MBA, MPH
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Hirsch S. Ruchlin , Ph.D., M.A.
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics in Population Health Sciences
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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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Joshua Ryan Vest , Ph.D., MPH
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Bruce C. Vladeck , Ph.D., M.A.
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Henry George Wei , M.D., M.A.
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Jiani Yu , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Yongkang Zhang
  • Research Associate in Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8057
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Manyao Zhang, MS
Manyao Zhang , M.S.
  • Research Data Analyst
(646) 962-8119

Recent Faculty Publications

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; S.L. Pomeroy; 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
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
Contact Information

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