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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

Identifying Patients with Persistent Preventable Utilization Offers an Opportunity to Reduce Unnecessary Spending

July 30, 2020

In a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers from the Department of Population Health Sciences identified patients with persistent preventable utilization to compare their characteristics with high-cost patients. Together, Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, senior associate dean for clinical research, chair of the...

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Pilot Grant To Fund STXBP1 Encephalopathy Intervention Research

July 15, 2020

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers are leading the development of a pilot treatment protocol for STXBP1 encephalopathy with epilepsy with a new grant from The Orphan Disease Center and Clara Inspired. STXBP1 encephalopathy is a devastating neurological...

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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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Faculty & Staff

Mohamed Al-Thani
Mohamed Al-Thani , M.B., B.Ch.
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Caroline Andy
  • Research Assistant
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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
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
  • Instructor in Population Health Sciences
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Gregory Burke
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences
Paul Casale
Paul Casale
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
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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 Health 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
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
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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Madelon L. Finkel, Ph.D.
Madelon Finkel , Ph.D.
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8038
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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
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Hye-Young (Arian) Jung, Ph.D.
Hye-Young (Arian) Jung , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Lisa Michele Kern
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
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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 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 , Ph.D., M.A.
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
Michael F. Pesko
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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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 in Population Health Sciences
  • Co-Program Director of the M.S. in Health Policy and Economics
(646) 962-8061
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Joshua Ryan Vest
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
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
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Manyao Zhang, MS
Manyao Zhang , M.S.
  • Research Data Analyst
(646) 962-8119

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
Contact Information

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