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March 2018 (Volume 96)
Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, is an associate professor and director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research at the University of California, San Francisco. Adler-Milstein is a researcher and expert on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in health care delivery with a particular focus on health information exchange. Her research assesses the progress of health IT adoption; the impact of such adoption on health care costs and quality; and the relationships between market, organizational, and team structure and health IT use. Adler-Milstein holds a PhD in health policy from Harvard University.
Heidi L. Allen, MSW, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Columbia University. Allen’s research focuses on eliminating health disparities through evidence-based health policy and evolved from her clinical practice in mental health and emergency department social work. She spent several years working in state health policy, focusing on delivery system redesign and coverage expansions. Allen is currently involved in a variety of research projects focused on the health and well-being of low-income populations.
Katherine Baicker, PhD, is the dean of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a director of Eli Lilly, and an affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She codirects the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. She holds a BA in economics from Yale and a PhD in economics from Harvard.
Lawton R. Burns, PhD, MBA, is the James Joo-Jin Kim Professor and professor of health care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also director of the Wharton Center for Health Management and Economics and codirector of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management. He received both his PhD in sociology and his MBA in hospital administration from
the University of Chicago.
Karen L. Ding is a JD candidate at Stanford Law School, class of 2018, and a research assistant for Dr. Michelle Mello.
Amy N. Finkelstein, PhD, MPhil, is the John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics as well as the co-scientific director of J-PAL North America at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She codirects the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. To learn more about this study please visit http://www.nber.org/oregon/ and https://goo.gl/pHkZxG.
Ram D. Gopal, PhD, is the GE Capital Endowed Professor of Business and head of operations and information management at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business.
Pijush Kanti Khans, MPhil, is a doctoral student at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. He holds an MPhil degree from IIPS, Mumbai. His proposed doctoral work focuses on understanding the role of health insurance in improving the access to health care and reducing catastrophic health spending. He has keen interest in health economics, contemporary development research, and multivariate analyses.
Rockli Kim, ScD, SM, is a postdoctoral research fellow who received her ScD from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and her SM from the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Her current research focuses on investigating variations in individual and population health and well-being using multilevel statistical modeling. Additional research interests include assessing social determinants of child undernutrition and early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries.
Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD, MPhil, is professor of law at Stanford Law School and professor of health research and policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy. She holds a JD from the Yale Law School, a PhD in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MPhil from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from Stanford University. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Mello has published more than 160 articles and book chapters on the medical malpractice system, medical errors and patient safety, public health law, pharmaceuticals, research ethics, obesity policy, and other topics.
Sanjay K. Mohanty is a trained economist and demographer and has more than 2 decades of teaching and research experience. He is currently working as professor at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India. He teaches health economics and fertility measures at IIPS and has guided several doctoral students. His research interests include economics of health and health care, economics of aging, multidimensional poverty, and population dynamics. Mohanty has published more than 80 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Mohanty was a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health during 2014-2015 and the CR Parekh Fellow at the Asia Research Centre of the London School of Economics in 2010.
Mark V. Pauly, PhD, is the Bendheim Professor and professor of health care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Virginia. He is also professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton, professor of medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, and professor of economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. He is the immediate past president of the American Society of Health Economists. His latest book, to appear in early 2018, is Managing Discovery in the Life Sciences: Harnessing Creativity to Drive Biomedical Innovation (with Philip A. Rea and Lawton R. Burns). He is coeditor of the Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2.
Lucia C. Savage, JD, is chief privacy and regulatory officer at Omada Health, a startup that uses digital technology to deliver intense
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