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Michael Chernew

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Michael Chernew


Phone: 734-936-1193

Michael Chernew, Ph.D., is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Before coming to Harvard Medical School, he was a professor in the Department of Health Management at the University of Michigan. At that time, he also had appointments in the departments of internal medicine and economics. Dr. Chernew is also a member of The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System and co-editor of the American Journal of Managed Care and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research program at the University of Michigan. One major area of Dr. Chernew's research focuses on assessing the impact of managed care on the health care marketplace. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and he is on the editorial boards of Health Services Research, Health Affairs, and Medical Care Research and Review. In 2000 and 2004, he served on technical advisory panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that reviewed the assumptions used by the Medicare actuaries to assess the financial status of the Medicare trust funds. Other research has examined determinants of patient choice of hospital and the impact of health plan performance measures on employee and employer selection of health plans. In 1998, he was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Public Health. In 1999, he received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from the Association of Health Services Research. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, where his training focused on areas of applied microeconomics and econometrics. [email protected]

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