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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.  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

Faculty in the News: Treating the Unvaccinated

July 29, 2021

Dr. Dhruv Khullar, assistant professor of population health sciences, shares his perspective on healthcare in the United States and globally as a contributing author at The New Yorker. In his latest article, “...

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COVID Vaccine Vile

Clinical subphenotypes in COVID-19: derivation, validation, prediction, temporal patterns, and interaction with social determinants of health

July 14, 2021

COVID-19 is a heterogenous disease that continues to evolve. As the world faces new waves of the pandemic, unique populations are not responding to the virus in the same way. These differences in biological host responses of infected individuals have been difficult for scientists to fully understand. To help inform effective patient management and public health policy making, Dr. Fei Wang,...

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Robust Prescription Monitoring Programs and Abrupt Discontinuation of Long-term Opioid Use

July 13, 2021

In recent years, state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) have grown more widespread while previously used long-term opioid therapies have been discontinued. A question stemming from this related to the association of levels of robustness across PDMPs and how abruptly long-term opioid therapies were discontinued. Dr. Yuhua Bao, associate professor of population health sciences;...

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

Faculty & Staff

Mohamed Al-Thani
Mohamed Al-Thani , MB, BCh
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Caroline Andy
  • Research Assistant
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Peter Brian Bach , MD, MA
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Hannah Bancroft
Hannah Bancroft
  • Temporary Research Assistant
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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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Natasha Basma
  • Research Coordinator
Howard S. Berliner , ScD, MPS
  • 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
  • Instructor in Population Health Sciences
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Gregory Burke , MPA
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences
Paul Casale
Paul Casale , MD, MPH
  • Professor of 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
  • Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
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Sohaila Omer Cheema
Sohaila Omer Cheema , MPH, MB
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Melinda Ann Chen , MD, MS
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Oliver Thomas Fein
Oliver Thomas Fein , MD
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
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Penny H. Feldman , PhD, AM
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Madelon L. Finkel, Ph.D.
Madelon Finkel , PhD
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
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Mark Alan Fontana , PhD, MA, ME
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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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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Jing Li, Ph.D.
Jing Li , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Sze Yan Liu , PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Larry Z. Liu , PhD, BM
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Jea Young Min , PhD
  • Research Associate in Population Health Sciences
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Eloise O'Donnell, MPH
Eloise O'Donnell , MPH
  • Senior Research Program Manager
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Timothy Richard Peng , PhD, MA
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
Michael F. Pesko
Michael F. Pesko , PhD, MA
  • 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 , MS
  • Research Coordinator
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Aran Ron , MBA, MPH
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Hirsch S. Ruchlin , PhD, MA
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics in 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 in Population Health Sciences
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Joshua Ryan Vest
Joshua Ryan Vest , PhD, MPH
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Bruce C. Vladeck , PhD, MA
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Henry George Wei
Henry George Wei , MD, MA
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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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
  • Research Associate in Population Health Sciences
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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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