Research Corner

We always strive to root all of our reporting in the latest and greatest data about what we know (and don’t know) when it comes to effective health policies. But there’s way more research coming out than we can fit in a weekly show. 

Enter the Research Corner.

Each week, a rotating group of experts analyze new health policy research in our newsletter as part of the Tradeoffs Research Corner. Many (but not all) of those columns are written by the members of the Tradeoffs Research Council (see below), overseen by our Research Editor Sayeh Nikpay, PhD, MPH. And Sayeh will bring Research Corner to the podcast several times throughout the year.

You can explore our full archive of Research Corner columns and podcast episodes below, and you can get Research Corner delivered to your inbox every week by signing up for our free weekly newsletter. 


Recent Research Corner Columns

The Fascinating History of Scheduling Doctor Visits

Ishani Ganguli shares new research that explores the history of scheduling doctors visits.

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How Hospitals Respond to Value-based Payment

Yaa Akosa Antwi shares new research on the impact of a pay-for-performance program on hospital quality.

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Streamlining Access to the Safety Net

Paul Shafer highlights newly federal rule aimed at streamlining application and renewal processes for enrolling in Medicaid and CHIP.

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How Vaccine Mandates Helped Protect Nursing Homes and Their Staff

Jasmine Travers share new research that explores the effect of state vaccine mandates on vaccination rates and staffing changes in nursing homes.

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The Link Between Sick Leave Laws and Emergency Department Visits

Bianca Frogner shares new work that explores the link between state sick leave laws and emergency department visits.

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Breaking Down Biden’s New Nondiscrimination Rule

Katie Keith shares about a newly proposed rule to Section 1557, a civil rights pillar of the Affordable Care Act.

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Alleviating the Financial Burden of Poverty with Medicaid

Joseph Benitez shares new research that shows Medicaid recipients may benefit beyond increased access to care.

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Dems’ New Drug Pricing Deal: What You Need to Know

Stacie Duestzina shares key takeaways from the drug pricing provisions of the new Inflation Reduction Act.

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2022 Tradeoffs Research Council

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Kentucky

Associate Professor of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Associate Professor and Chair, Economics Department, University of Louisville

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Health Policy and the Law Initiative, O’Neill Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center; Associate Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health; Co-director, Boston University Medicaid Policy Lab

Assistant Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Assistant Professor of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania