Core Faculty


Wade M. Aubry, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Technology assessment, evidence-based medicine, health insurance coverage, health care quality

Naomi Bardach, MD
Department of Pediatrics 
Implementation science, pediatric asthma, readmissions, public reporting of quality, implementation & dissemination science, quality measurement, quality improvement, consumer engagement and technology 

Jeffrey K. Belkora, PhD 
Department of Surgery 
Leadership, teamwork, and decision making

Andrew Bindman, MD
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Access to care, primary care, ambulatory care sensitive conditions, Medicare, outcomes research

Claire D. Brindis, DrPH
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Caldwell B. Esselstyn Chair in Health Policy
Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology,
and Reproductive Health Sciences
Director, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Executive Director, National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center
Reproductive health issues, child health, health care financing, healthcare reform, women's health, prevention and health promotion

Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Variation in physician practice as it relates to quality of care, particularly in asthma; quality improvement, physician use of clinical practice guidelines, primary prevention of asthma

Janet M. Coffman, MA, MPP, PhD
Department of Famiy and Community Medicine 
Evidence-based medicine, health insurance coverage, management of asthma

Daniel Dohan, PhD
Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine 
Deputy Director and Associate Director for Training and Development, PRL-IHPS
Cancer care and clinical research; inequalities and culture; ethnography; emergency care; health policy training

R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA
Department of Medicine 
Associate Director for Research, PRL-IHPS
Outcomes of care: quality, appropriateness, and efficiency/resource utilization, financial and reputational incentives to improve performance, managed care, risk adjustment for chronic conditions, comparative effectiveness, especially of clinical strategies, organizational characteristics and policies

Emily V.A. Finlayson, MD, MS
Department of Surgery 
Surgery outcomes in the frail elderly, use of administrative data (large data sets)

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD
Department of Medicine 
Policy and scientific issues related to control of second-hand smoke, large scale tobacco control programs, international issues, and manipulation of science by the tobacco industry

Joseph R. Guydish, PhD, MPH
Department of Medicine 
Substance abuse policy, treatment, and prevention

Rita Hamad, MD, PhD
Department of Family and Community Medicine 
Health disparities, Social determinants of health, Causal inference, Social epidemiology

Renee Hsia, MD, MSc, FACEP
Department of Emergency Medicine 
Access to emergency care, vulnerable populations, emergency department utilization, emergency department crowding

James G. Kahn, MD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
AIDS Research Institute
HIV/AIDS, costs of illness and cost-effectiveness, health care financing, evidence-based medicine, international health issues

Patricia P. Katz, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology 
Functional and psychosocial outcomes of arthritis, relationship between disability and depression, outcomes and quality of care, costs of illness and cost-effectiveness, functional status measurement

Grace A. Lin, MD, MAS
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Resource utilization, appropriateness of care, shared decision-making, measurement of decision quality

Mohsen Malekinejad, MD, DrPH
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Global Health Sciences
HIV/AIDS and substance use epidemiology and prevention, adverse childhood experiences, global health, evidence-based public health, and disease surveillance

Matthew J. Niedzwiecki, PhD
Department of Emergency Medicine 
Emergency medicine, patient demand for care, health insurance benefit design, mental health, Medicaid, Medicare, managed care

Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD
Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS)
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy 
Health care financing, access to care, managed care, pharmaceutical issues, women's health, quantitative policy analysis, utilization and cost-effectiveness of preventive services and pharmaceuticals, cancer screening, implications of genetics and pharmacogenomics

Laura A. Schmidt, PhD 
Department of Medicine, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
Health policy, organization of care, institutional theory, medical sociology, history of medicine, politics and policy, access to care, insurance coverage, health disparities, poverty and health, women’s health, substance abuse, alcoholism, drug addiction, mixed methods, longitudinal research

James F. Smith, MD, MS
Male Reproductive Health Center
Departments of Urology; Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Cancer and reproduction, access to reproductive care, male reproduction, spermatogonial stem cells

Joanne Spetz, PhD
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing 
Economics of health care, Health care labor markets, Nursing workforce, Hospital industry organization and operation, Health information technology, Econometrics

Justin S. White, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health economics, behavioral risk factors notably tobacco use, global health policy, behavioral economics, applied econometrics, impact evaluation

Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences 
Maternal and child health, environmental health, science policy, research translation, chemical exposures and developmental susceptibilities