- Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
- Professor of Health Management, Wharton School
- Director of Research, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Daniel Polsky, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. He has been on the faculty at Penn ever since and is currently Professor of Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Care Management in the Wharton School. In 2008, he was appointed the Director of Research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He serves on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers and in 2007-08 he was the Senior Economist on health issues at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Dr. Polsky is an internationally recognized investigator in the areas of economic evaluation, health care workforce, and health care delivery. His research program has received extensive federal funding, including multiple R01s from NIH, and awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has over 90 peer-reviewed articles in highly regarded journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, JAMA, and NEJM. He is an Associate Editor at Health Economics and serves on the Editorial Boards of Health Services Research, Medical Care Research and Review, and Pharmacoeconomics. He is a coauthor of the book “Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials” published by Oxford University Press.