Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
University of Chicago
Joseph Dov Bruch, Ph.D. was trained as a social epidemiologist and health services researcher and is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Bruch graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences and a Master's Degree in Biostatistics. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His work asks a range of novel questions centered on the compatibility of different financial systems and actors with medical expenditure, health care quality, and health equity. He also directed the Health Care Finance team within the Harvard GenderSci lab.
Recent findings on the rise of medical credit cards signify the financialization of health and the importance of regulation across governmental agencies and departments working in a coordinated manner to protect patients.