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

Healthcare Utilization and Mortality After Hospice Live Discharge Among Medicare Patients with and Without Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

January 27, 2023

Hospice care has grown rapidly in the past two decades, but a considerable proportion of patients experience “live discharge,” or discharge from hospice care prior to death. Previous studies on live discharge have primarily focused on understanding patient and provider characteristics associated with hospice live discharge. ...

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The Role of Real Estate Investment Trusts in Staffing US Nursing Homes

January 25, 2023

In the past two decades, real estate investment trusts (REITs) in nursing homes have grown dramatically, and can generate consistent revenue from real estate and management contracts while potentially limiting liability associated with the daily operations of nursing homes. T...

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Shielding Against COVID-19 Likely Reduced Exposure for Pregnant Individuals in Early Pandemic

December 16, 2022

Individuals who were already pregnant at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic had a 50 percent lower exposure to SARS-CoV-2 compared with those who became pregnant after the pandemic began and the general population, according to a new model created by Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and University of Oxford investigators.

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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
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research 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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Beth McGinty , PhD, MS
  • Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Interim)
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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
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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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