Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Andrew J. Epstein, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Member, Abramson Cancer Center
Co-Director of Research, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Medicine

Contact information
1001 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-7992
Fax: (215) 573-8779
Education:
BA (Computer Science (magna cum laude)
Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1994.
MPP (Master of Public Policy in Health Policy)
Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1998.
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Economics)
The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Health Economics
Health Services Research

Selected Publications

Busch SH, Epstein AJ, Harhay MO, Fiellin DA, Un H, Leader Deane, Barry CL: The effects of federal parity on substance use disorder treatment. American Journal of Managed Care 20(1): 76-82, 2014.

Asch DA, Nicholson S, Srinivas S, Herrin J, Epstein AJ.: How do you deliver a good obstetrician? Outcome-based evaluation of medical education. Academic Medicine 89(1): 24-26, 2014.

Epstein AJ, Ketcham JD.: Information technology and agency in physicians’ prescribing decisions. RAND Journal of Economics 45(2): 422-448, 2014.

Wilson NP, Wilson FP, Neuman M, Epstein A, Bell R, Armstrong K, Murayama K: Determinants of surgical decision making: a national survey. American Journal of Surgery 206(6): 970-978, 2013.

Paulson EC, Fu X, Epstein AJ: Location and timing of care for colon cancer patients in the VA Health System. Journal of Surgical Research 2013.

Epstein AJ, Srinivas SK, Nicholson S, Herrin J, Asch DA: Association between physician experience after training and maternal obstetrical outcomes: cohort study. British Medical Journal 2013.

Bekelman JE, Epstein AJ, Emanuel EJ: Use of single vs. multiple fraction radiotherapy for bone metastases from prostate cancer. JAMA 310(4): 1501-1502, 2013 Notes: Research Letter.

Ghaffarzadegan N, Epstein AJ, Martin EG: Practice variation, bias, and experiential learning in cesarean delivery: a data-based system dynamics approach. Health Services Research 2013.

Epstein AJ, Groeneveld PG, Harhay MO, Yang F, Polsky D: The impact of minimally invasive surgery on medical spending and employee absenteeism. JAMA Surgery 2013.

Epstein AJ, Busch SH, Busch AB, Asch DA, Barry CL: Does exposure to conflict of interest policies in psychiatry residency affect antidepressant prescribing? Medical Care 21(2): 199-203, 2013.

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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