Andrew Bindman, MD

Professor of Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Andy Bindman is Professor of Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is Director of the University of California Medicaid Research Institute and Director of UCSF’s Primary Care Research Fellowship. He is also a senior advisor in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the US Department of Health and Human Services where he works on using data analytics to accelerate health care transformation in Medicaid. During 2009-2010, Dr. Bindman was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow on the staff of the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee chaired by Congressman Henry Waxman.  In that role, he actively participated in the policy process that resulted in federal health reform through the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  
Dr. Bindman received his MD from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York.


Bindman AB, Keane D, Lurie N.  A Public Hospital Closes: Impact on Patients' Access to Care and Health Status.  JAMA. 1990;264:2899-2904.

Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Keane D, Rausch L, Luce J.  Consequences of Queuing for Care at a Public Hospital Emergency Room.  JAMA. 1991;266:1091-1096.

Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Osmond D, Komaromy M, Vranizan K, Lurie N, Billings J, Stewart A.  Preventable Hospitalizations and Access to Health Care.  JAMA 1995;274:305-11.

Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Bernheim S, Vranizan K, Cousineau M. Medicaid Managed Care’s Impact on Safety Net Clinics in California. Health Affairs 2000;19(1):154-62.

Bindman AB, Yoon J, Grumbach K. Trends in physician participation in Medicaid: the California experience. J Ambulatory Care Manage 2003;26(4):334-343.

Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Osmond D, Huen W, Bacchetti P.  The impact of Medicaid managed care on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.  HSR 2005;40(1):19-37.

Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Auerback G. Medicaid Re-enrollment Policies and Children’s Risk of Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Med Care 2008;46:1049-1054.

Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Auerback G. Interruptions in Medicaid Coverage Increase the Risk of Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Ann Int Med 2008;149:854-60.

Bindman AB, Chen A, Fraser JF, Ofman D, Yee H. Health Care Reform with a Safety Net: The San Francisco Experience. Am J Manage Care 2009; 15:747-50.

Bindman AB, Schneider AG. Catching a Wave: Implementing Health Care Reform in California. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 21;364(16):1487-9

Selected Projects: 

Pay for Performance in Medicaid Managed Care/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Evaluating Home and Community Based Services in California/SCAN Foundation