Austin Frakt, Ph.D., is a Health Economist and Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also a Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management with the Boston University School of Public Health and a Senior Research Scientist with the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Frakt is Editor-in-Chief of Health Services Research and a co-Editor-in-Chief of the evidence-based health policy blog The Incidental Economist. He has been a regular contributor on health policy topics to The New York Times’ The Upshot and the JAMA Health Forum. Dr. Frakt also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Managed Care.
Dr. Frakt has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with a recent focus on issues pertaining to Medicare Advantage and substance use disorder, among others.