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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

Physician Prices and Low-Value Services: Evidence From General Internal Medicine

May 12, 2022

Although there is much variation in the prices commercial insurers pay physicians, it has been unclear if higher prices are associated with higher quality of care. Dr. Amelia Bond, assistant professor of population health sciences, and colleagues examined this association in a new study published in The...

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Student Spotlight: Arwa AlHilal

May 6, 2022

Enrolling in Weill Cornell Medicine’s MS in Healthcare Policy and Research program was anything but an arbitrary decision for Arwa AlHilal (’22). While growing up, she realized that healthcare quality varies tremendously across populations. As a result, she has committed her career to driving healthcare reform...

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Dr. Robert Tyler Braun Receives K01 Award for Hospice End-of-Life Quality and Cost of Care Research

April 6, 2022

Dr. Robert Tyler Braun, assistant professor of population health sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), has been awarded a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for his project, “Do Acquisitions of Hospice Agencies by Private Equity Firms and Publicly Traded Corporations Impact End-of-Life Quality...

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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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Peter Brian Bach , MD, MA
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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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 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
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Gregory Burke , MPA
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences
Samuel Carter
Samuel Carter , MPH
  • Research Coordinator
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
  • 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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Rahul Fernandez
Rahul Fernandez
  • Research Assistant
Mark Alan Fontana , PhD, MA, ME
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Erika Glaubitz
Erika Glaubitz
  • 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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Jing Li, Ph.D.
Jing Li , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Kerri Lindstrom
  • Grants Administrator
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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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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Reekarl Pierre
Reekarl Pierre
  • Senior Research Assistant
Harold Alan Pincus
  • Adjunct Professor of Population Health Sciences
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
  • 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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