Rishi K. Wadhera, M.D., M.P.P., M.Phil. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Section Head of Health Policy and Equity Research at the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research. Dr. Wadhera's research combines the use of real-world data with advanced statistical, econometric, and epidemiological methods to answer questions related to healthcare access, quality of care, and population health. His empirical work has explored how state and federal health policies - particularly those enacted under the Affordable Care Act - impact care delivery, clinical outcomes, and health equity. Dr. Wadhera has authored >160 peer-reviewed publications to date and is the PI of several grants from the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute), American Heart Association, and other extramural sources. He also serves as Senior Associate Editor for Health Services Research Journal, on advisory panels for the National Center for Quality Assurance and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), and has been an expert writing group member for American Heart Association Policy Statements focused on value-based care. Dr. Wadhera received his M.D. from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and an M.Phil. in Public Health from the University of Cambridge, and then went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. During this time, he also received a Master’s in Public Policy (M.P.P.) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Authored by Rishi Wadhera, M.D., M.P.P., M.Phil.

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Evidence to Action: Improving Safety, Quality, and Value Theme Sessions at the 2024 Annual Research Meeting

Improving health care safety, quality, and value is national priority. At the 2024 Annual Research Meeting in Baltimore this June 29-July 2, the Improving Safety, Quality, and Value Theme Sessions will feature research focused on innovative approaches to advance quality of care in the U.S., from the application of novel technologies to payment reform.