Arnold Epstein
Arnold Epstein, MD
John H. Foster Professor and Head, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
677 Huntington AvenueKresge Building Room 403Boston, MA 02115

Arnold M. Epstein, MD, MA, is chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he is the John H. Foster Professor; he is also chief of the Section on Health Services and Policy Research in the Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Epstein’s research interests focus on quality of care and access to care for disadvantaged populations. Recently his efforts have focused on racial and ethnic disparities in care, public reporting of quality performance data and incentives for quality improvement, and Medicaid policies. He has published more than 150 articles on these and other topics. His book, Falling Through the Safety Net, Insurance Status and Access to Health Care, won the Kulp Wright Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association in 1994 for the best new book on life and health insurance.

During 1993-1994, Dr. Epstein worked in the White House where he had staff responsibility for policy issues related to the health care delivery system, especially quality management. He was vice chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Developing a National Report on Health Care Quality, and co-chair of the Performance Measurement Coordinating Committee of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the National Committee on Quality Assurance and the American Medical Association. He has served as chairman of the board of AcademyHealth and remains on its board now. He serves on the JCAHO’s Advisory Council on Performance Measurement. He has served on several editorial boards including Health Services Research and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Professors. He is currently associate editor for health policy at the New England Journal of Medicine and a member of the Institute of Medicine.  

Should Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Take Social Risk into Account?
Authors: Joynt KE, De Lew N, Sheingold SH1, Conway PH1, Goodrich K1, Epstein AM
New England Journal of Medicine
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Medication use and spending trends among children with ADHD in Florida's Medicaid program, 1996-2005.
Authors: Fullerton CA, Epstein AM, Frank RG, et al.
Psychiatric Services
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Ten-Year Trends in Quality of Care and Spending for Depression: 1996-2005
Authors: Fullerton CA, Busch AB, Normand S-LT, et al.
Archives of General Psychiatry
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Disclosure of Hospital Adverse Events and Its Association with Patients’ Ratings of the Quality of Care.
Authors: Lopez L, Weissman JS, Schneider EC, et al.
Archives of Internal Medicine
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Engagement of health plans and employers in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Authors: Rosenthal MB, Landon BE, Normand SL, et al.
Medical Care Research and Review
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Promoting access to renal transplantation: the role of social support networks in completing pre-transplant evaluations.
Authors: Clark CR, Hicks LS, Keogh JH, et al.
Journal of General Internal Medicine
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Quality monitoring and management in commercial health plans.
Authors: Landon BE, Rosenthal MB, Normand SL, et al.
American Journal of Managed Care
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Cures for an ailing system
Authors: Swartz K, Ayanian JZ, Soumerai SB, et al.
Newsweek
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Employers’ use of value-based purchasing strategies.
Authors: Rosenthal MB, Landon BE, Normand SL, et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association
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Climbing up the pay-for-performance learning curve: Where are the early adopters now?
Authors: Rosenthal MB, Landon BE, Howitt K, et al.
Health Affairs
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