Welcome From The Chair

Rainu Kaushal, M.D., M.P.H. Professor and Chair

Dr. Rainu Kaushal, an expert in healthcare quality, patient safety and information technology, has been named chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and physician-in-chief of healthcare policy and research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The refocused Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, formerly Public Health, will concentrate on studying and improving healthcare delivery to optimize the value of healthcare for patients in New York and across
the country.

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News & Highlights

Weill Cornell-Led Consortium Wins $7 Million to Develop
New York Patient Data Network

A consortium led by Dr. Rainu Kaushal will develop a city-wide research data infrastructure that will enable area patients and providers to make better-informed clinical decisions. Read more about this and other new grants.

Dr. Michael Pesko Selected as One of Forbes Magazine's
"30 Under 30"

Michael Pesko, PhD, by Forbes Magazine for its “30 Under 30 Who Are Changing The World 2014 in Science & Healthcare.” Read about this and other Department honors, awards, and appointments.

Dr. Tara Bishop Leads Study Showing Half of Psychiatrists Don’t Take Insurance

Tara Bishop, MD, MPH, and colleagues published a study in JAMA Psychiatry showing that acceptance rates of all types of insurance are significantly lower for psychiatrists than for physicians of other specialties. Read about this and other Department publications.

Update on Activities of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research

Read more news about the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, including publications, new grants, promotions, new personnel, and publicity.

The Department is now on Twitter