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Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD   Download vCard
Professor of Medicine and, by courtesy, of Economics, and of Health Research and Policy; Director of the CHP/PCOR Program on Medical Outcomes; Director of the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging; Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member

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constraints that vulnerable populations face in making decisions that affect their health status; effects of government policies designed to benefit vulnerable populations

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Jay Bhattacharya is an associate professor of medicine and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member. His research focuses on the constraints that vulnerable populations face in making decisions that affect their health status, as well as the effects of government policies and programs designed to benefit vulnerable populations. He has published empirical economics and health services research on the elderly, adolescents, HIV/AIDS and managed care. Most recently, he has researched the regulation of the viatical-settlements market (a secondary life-insurance market that often targets HIV patients) and summer/winter differences in nutritional outcomes for low-income American families. He is also working on a project examining the labor-market conditions that help determine why some U.S. employers do not provide health insurance.

He worked for three years as an economist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif., where he also taught health economics as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California-Los Angeles. He received a BA in economics, an MD and a PhD from Stanford University.


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Who Pays for Obesity?
When it comes to dealing with the growing medical and social crisis of obesity in America, public health policy expert Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University said there is only one law that truly comes into play: The law of unintended consequences.
May 5, 2011 in Knowledge@Wharton

Stanford analysis suggests Russian anti-alcohol campaign prevented 665000 premature deaths
A new report by Stanford professors Grant Miller, PhD, and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, with economist Christina Gathmann of the University of Mannheim, while confirming the grim toll alcohol has taken on Russia, shows that an major anti-alcohol public ...
April 13, 2011 in Scope (blog)

Stanford research casts sober light on Russia's mortality crisis
While many have blamed Russia's economic and political transition for the increase in deaths following the Soviet Union's collapse, Stanford's Grant Miller and Jay Bhattacharya pin new blame on the demise of an effective anti-alcohol campaign.
April 13, 2011 in Stanford University News

Global economic woes make universal access to AIDS drugs unlikely
His Stanford co-authors are graduate student Eric Leroux; Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine; research associate Nicole Smith; ...
November 19, 2010 in Stanford Medical Center Report

School of Medicine wins obesity grant
... in the most effective way possible," said Jay Bhattacharya MD '97,Ph.D. '00, who will lead the investigation into the cost-effectiveness of the program.
September 22, 2010 in The Stanford Daily

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