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

Reduction in Hospital Transfers for Nursing Home Residents

January 6, 2020

Dr. Mark Unruh, assistant professor of healthcare policy and research, discusses the national initiatives to decrease the rate of hospital transfers for nursing home residents and their potential impact. 

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Highlights
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Student Spotlight - Hyunkyung Yun and Jungran Lee

November 5, 2019

Each semester, we welcome a new generation of health services researchers, data scientists, and policy analysts to our Master of Science program. While many students have experience working in the healthcare field, few have interacted with health systems outside of the U.S.

First-year students Hyunkyung Yun and Jungran Lee offer unique new perspectives as employees of South...

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Highlights
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Utilization Variation In Military Versus Civilian Care: Evidence From TRICARE

August 12, 2019

In a Health Affairs study, Dr. Amelia Bond and colleague compare geographic variation in health care use between a military system and a civilian system. Read more here

Scientific Breakthroughs

Healthcare Policy & Research 402 E. 67th St. New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8001

Faculty & Staff

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Yuhua Bao , Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research in Psychiatry
(646) 962-8037
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Natasha Basma
  • Research Coordinator
Amelia Bond
Amelia Bond , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
(646) 962-8088
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Robert Braun
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Healthcare Policy & Research
(646) 962-8009
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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 Healthcare Policy and Economics
  • Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
  • 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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Zachary Grinspan , M.D., M.S.
  • Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
(646) 962-8085
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Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., MPH
Nathaniel Hupert , M.D., MPH
  • Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
(646) 962-8045
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Phyllis Johnson, MBA
Phyllis Johnson , MBA
  • Programmer Analyst
(646) 962-9411
Hye-Young (Arian) Jung, Ph.D.
Hye-Young (Arian) Jung , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
(646) 962-8047
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 Dhruv Khullar, M.D.
Dhruv Khullar , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
(646) 962-8048
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Jing Li, Ph.D.
Jing Li , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
(646) 962-8077
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Jea Young Min , Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
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Eloise O'Donnell, MPH
Eloise O'Donnell , MPH
  • Research Program Manager
(646) 962-2080
Yuting Qian, MS
Yuting Qian , M.S.
  • Research Coordinator
(646) 962-7590
Barbara Reissman , D.P.H.
  • Senior Lecturer
(646) 962-8054
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William Schpero , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
(646) 962-9309
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Mark Unruh
Mark Unruh , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Research in Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Co-Program Director of the M.S. in Health Policy and Economics
  • Director of Certificate Programs
(646) 962-8061
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Jiani Yu , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
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Manyao Zhang, MS
Manyao Zhang , M.S.
  • Research Data Analyst
(646) 962-8119
Yongkang Zhang
  • Postdoctoral Associate
(646) 962-8057
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Recent Faculty Publications

C.T. Dinh; K.A. Linn; U. Isidro; E.J. Emanuel; K.G. Volpp; A.M. Bond; K. Caldarella; A.B. Troxel; J. Zhu; L. Yang; S.E. Matloubieh; E. Drye; S. Bernheim; E.Oshima Lee; M. Mugiishi; K.Takata Endo; J. Yoshimoto; I. Yuen; S. Okamura; J. Tom; A.S. Navathe
2020
B. Brown; E. O'Donnell; L.P. Casalino
2019
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