About The Milbank Quarterly

Continuously published since 1923, The Milbank Quarterly features peer-reviewed original research, policy review, and analysis from academics, clinicians, and policymakers.

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Alan B. Cohen


Christopher F. Koller

Managing Editor

Tara Strome

2-year Impact Factor: 4.195
Journal Citation Reports® 2019 Rankings: 6/87 (Health Policy & Services); 12/102 (Health Care Sciences & Services)
5-year Impact Factor: 7.290

New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released: March 2021 

Upcoming Topics

  • Rapid Transition to Telehealth and the Digital Divide: Implications for Primary Care Access and Equity in a Post-COVID Era
  • The Demise of Artificial Trans Fat: A History of a Public Health Achievement
  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    Medicaid Waivers and Tenancy Supports for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness: Implementation Challenges in Four States

    By:  Frank J. Thompson Jennifer Farnham Emmy Tiderington Michael K. Gusmano Joel C. Cantor

    Context: The Affordable Care Act extended Medicaid eligibility to large numbers of individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Effects of the COVID-19 Emergency and National Lockdown on Italian Citizens’ Economic Concerns, Government Trust, and Health Engagement: Evidence From a Two-Wave Panel Study

    By:  Guendalina Graffigna Lorenzo Palamenghi Mariarosaria Savarese Greta Castellini Serena Barello

    Context: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, between February 23 and March 8, 2020, some areas of Italy were declared “red zones,” with citizens… More

  3. Early View Perspective

    Artificial Intelligence and Liability in Medicine: Balancing Safety and Innovation

    By:  George Maliha Sara Gerke I. Glenn Cohen Ravi B. Parikh

    After more than a decade of promise and hype, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finally making inroads into clinical… More

  4. Early View Perspective

    Our Postpandemic World: What Will it Take to Build a Better Future for People and Planet?

    By:  May CI Van Schalkwyk Nason Maani Jonathan Cohen Martin McKee Mark Petticrew

    A crisis forces us back to the questions themselves and requires from us either new or old answers, but in any case direct judgment. A crisis becomes… More

  5. Early View Perspective

    The Commercial Determinants of Three Contemporary National Crises: How Corporate Practices Intersect With the COVID-19 Pandemic, Economic Downturn, and Racial Inequity

    By:  Nason Maani May CI Van Schalkwyk Mark Petticrew Sandro Galea

    The United States finds itself amid three concurrent and interrelated crises. First, at the time of writing, the United States has reported more than… More

  6. Early View Perspective

    Long COVID and Health Inequities: The Role of Primary Care

    By:  Zackary Berger Vivian V. Altiery De Jesus Sabrina A. Assoumou Trisha Greenhalgh

    The pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated health inequities in both acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its longer-term sequelae.… More

  7. Early View Original Scholarship

    Identifying Opportunities to Strengthen the Public Health Informatics Infrastructure: Exploring Hospitals’ Challenges with Data Exchange

    By:  Daniel M. Walker Valerie A. Yeager John Lawrence Ann Scheck McAlearney

    Context: The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted significant barriers in the exchange of essential information between… More

  8. Early View Original Scholarship

    International Collaboration to Ensure Equitable Access to Vaccines for COVID-19: The ACT-Accelerator and the COVAX Facility

    By:  Mark Eccleston-Turner Harry Upton

    Context: Significant effort has been directed toward developing a COVID-19 vaccine, which is viewed as the route out of the pandemic. Much of this… More

  9. Early View Original Scholarship

    Linking Data on Constituent Health with Elected Officials’ Opinions: Associations Between Urban Health Disparities and Mayoral Officials’ Beliefs about Health Disparities in their Cities

    By:  Jonathan Purtle Rennie Joshi Félice Lê-Scherban Rosie Mae Henson Ana V. Diez Roux

    Context: A substantive body of research has explored what factors influence elected officials’ opinions about health issues. However, no studies… More

  10. Early View Original Scholarship

    COVID‐19: The Time for Collaboration Between Long‐Term Services and Supports, Health Care Systems, and Public Health Is Now

    By:  Walter D. Dawson Nathan A. Boucher Robyn I. Stone Courtney Harold Van Houtven

    Context: The heavy toll of COVID‐19 brings the failings of the long‐term services and supports (LTSS) system in the United States into sharp… More

  11. Early View Perspective

    Allocating a COVID-19 Vaccine: Balancing National and International Responsibilities

    By:  Reidar K. Lie Franklin G. Miller

    More than 100 vaccine candidates are now in development to prevent infection from SARS-CoV2 or serious disease from COVID-19; many have entered… More

Current Issue

  1. Population Health Science: Fulfilling the Mission of Public Health

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  2. Engaging Consumers in Medicaid Program Design: Strategies from the States

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  3. Is Obesity Policy in England Fit for Purpose? Analysis of Government Strategies and Policies, 1992–2020

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  4. Why France Spends Less Than the United States on Drugs: A Comparative Study of Drug Pricing and Pricing Regulation

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  5. Quality and Cost of Care by Hospital Teaching Status: What Are the Differences?

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  6. The Communication Infrastructure as a Social Determinant of Health: Implications for Health Policymaking and Practice

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The Future of the Affordable Care Act is a Social and Political Decision That Should Not be Decided by Unelected Supreme Court Justices

The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on the line at the Supreme Court. Again! For the 3rd time since its enactment in 2010. This term, the…  More
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Legitimacy and Public Health

In 1988, the Institute of Medicine (now the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) defined…  More
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Joshua M. Sharfstein

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Why Have Some States Been More Successful at COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution than Others?

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the view was expressed that, without federal direction, states would not have reliable vaccine distribution plans. In…  More
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