Leila Agha, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Her research investigates microeconomic questions about how productivity is shaped by innovation, technology, and the organization of work, in the context of the US health care system. Agha’s work has investigated the determinants of innovation in healthcare markets, a key engine of both rising costs and improvements in health outcomes. In other research, she analyzed how the organization of provider teams affects health care efficiency. Her ongoing research studies how physicians adopt and realize value from new technology, in contexts with limited information about patient-specific risks and benefits.
Agha’s work has been published widely in leading economics, science, and medical journals. She completed her S.B. and Ph.D. in economics at MIT. Prof. Agha is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and she currently serves as an associate editor of Management Science.