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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

Student Spotlight - Sophia D’Angelo

April 15, 2021

Sophia D’Angelo’s experiences working in a community health center and an emergency department inspired her to pursue a career to address healthcare inequities and alleviate the growing burden of chronic diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the importance of adaptability, resourcefulness  and accessibility in healthcare. The Department of...

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Physician Practice Leaders’ Perceptions of Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

April 9, 2021

Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) came into effect in 2017. To understand physician practice leaders’ perception of the major value-based purchasing program (including the program’s effect on patient care, administrative burden, and rationale for participation), members of the Division of Health Policy and Economics and a colleague completed a new Journal of General...

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Operations research advice for Covid-19 vaccination planners: think bigger, move faster

March 22, 2021

The development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines already approved for use is an incredible accomplishment for the scientific community. Now, ensuring each vaccine dose is efficiently administered to the global population is just as important. In a new opinion piece published in STAT, Dr. Nathaniel Hupert...

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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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Caroline Andy
  • Research Assistant
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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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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
  • Assistant 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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Keilee Luo
Keilee Luo
  • Research Assistant
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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
  • 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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