Daniel Polsky, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, a Professor of Health Care Management and the Director of Research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His research areas include health insurance and financial access to health care, economic evaluation of medical and behavioral health interventions, and the health care workforce.
In 2007-08 he was the Senior Economist on health issues at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 1996 and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 1989. He was awarded the Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award in 2005. In addition to his publications in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, and Medical Care, he is a coauthor of the book “Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials” recently published by Oxford University Press.
University of Michigan, Economics, B.A., 1988; University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Public Policy, M.P.P., 1989; University of Pennsylvania, Economics, Ph.D., 1996
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, Director of Research, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Director of Research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
General Internal Medicine
Jane W. Seymour, Daniel E. Polsky, Elizabeth J. Brown, Corentin M. Barbu, David Grande (2017). The Role of Community Health Centers in Reducing Racial Disparities in Spatial Access to Primary Care , Journal of Primary Care & Community Health , 8(3), 147-152.
Sean M. Murphy, Daniel Polsky, Joshua D. Lee, et al (2017). Cost-effectiveness of extended release naltrexone to prevent relapse among criminal justice-involved individuals with a history of opioid use disorder, Addiction, 112(8), 1440-1450.
Daniel Polsky, Molly Candon, Brendan Saloner (2017). Changes in Primary Care Access Between 2012 and 2016 for New Patients With Medicaid and Private Coverage, JAMA Intern Medicine, 177(4), 588-590
Jane M. Zhu, MD; Yuehan Zhang; Bingxiao Wu; Daniel Polsky (2017). Association Between Number of Insurers and Premium Rates in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, JAMA Internal Medicine.
Charlene A. Wong, Kristin Kan, Zuleyha Cidav, Robert Nathenson, Daniel Polsky (2017). Pediatric and Adult Physician Networks in Affordable Care Act Marketplace Plans, Pediatrics.
Daniel Polsky, et al (2014). Primary Care Access for New Patients on the Eve of Health Care Reform, JAMA Internal Medicine online.
Daniel Polsky, Guy David, Jianing Yang, Bruce Kinosian, Rachel Werner (2014). The effect of entry regulation in the health care sector: The case of home health, Journal of Public Economics, 110, 1-14.
Polsky, Dan, and K Jung (2013, May 14). Competition and Quality in Home Health Care Markets, Health Economics.
Polsky, Dan, JT Kullgren, and KG Volpp (2013). Are The Health Behaviors of U.S High-Deductible Health Plan Enrollees Driven By People Who Choose Those Plans? Smoking As A Case Study, PLoS One., 8(2).
Werner RM, Konetzka RT, and Polsky D (2013). The Effect of Pay-for-Performance in Nursing Homes: Evidence from State Medicaid Programs, Health Serv Res.
Gupta N, and Dan Polsky (2012). High Deductible Health Plans: Does Cost Sharing Stimulate Increased Consumer Sophistication?, Health Expect.
Polsky, Dan, Kruse GB, EA Stuart, and Rachel Werner (2012). The Impact of Hospital Pay-for-Performance On Hospital and Medicare Costs, Health Services Research Journal, 47(6), 2118-36.
Polsky, Dan, SL Decker, JA Doshi, and AE Knaup (2012). Health Service Use Among The Previously Uninsured: Is Subsidized Health Insurance Enough?, Health Economics, 21(10), 1155-68.
Werner, Rachel, EC Norton, RT Konetzka, and Dan Polsky (2012). Do Consumers Respond to Publicly Reported Quality Information? Evidence From Nursing Homes, Journal of Health Economics, 31(1), 50-61.
Polsky, Dan, A Basu, and WG Manning (2011). Estimating Treatment Effects on Health Care Costs Under Exogeneity: Is There A ‘Magic Bullet’?, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 11(1-2): 1-26.
Polsky, Dan, PW Groeneveld, AJ Epstein, F Yang, and L Yang (2011). Medicare’s Policy On Catorid Stents Limited Use To Hospitals Meeting Quality Guidelines Yet Did Not Hurt Disadvantaged, Health Aff (Millwood), 30(2), 312-21.
Polsky, Dan, ZF Meisel, JM Pines, JP Metlay, MD Neuman, and CC Branas (2011). Variations In Ambulance Use In The United States: The Role of Health Insurance, Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(10), 1036-44.
Polsky, Dan (2011). How The Newly Insured Use Health Services: A Lesson For The U.S. From Medicare, LDI Issue Brief, 17(4), Pg 1-4.
Werner RM, JT Kostad, EA Stuart, and Dan Polsky (2011). The Effect of Pay-for-Performance in Hospitals: Lessons for Quality Improvement, Health Aff (Millwood), 30(4), 690-8.
Polsky, Dan, JA Doshi, WG Manning, S Paddock, L Cen, J Rogowski, and JJ Escarce (2010). Response to McWilliams Commentary: ‘Assessing The Health Effects of Medicare Coverage for Previously Uninsured Adults: A Matter of Life and Death?, Health Services Research Journal.