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

Insuring America’s Long-Term Care Workforce

Joseph Benitez shares new research that assesses the impact of the ACA on insurance coverage for low-income nursing assistants.

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How Doctors Really Feel About Patients with Disabilities

Bianca Frogner shares new research that surveys physicians attitudes and actions towards patients with disabilities.

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Going Beyond Rural Hospital Closures

Jose Fernandez shares new research that examines the causes and ramifications of rural hospital closures.

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Drugmakers and Patient Assistance Programs: Tricks or Treats?

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research that examines the link between drug companies’ charity donations and their business incentives.

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The Treacherous Transition from Medicaid to Private Insurance

Adrianna McIntyre shares new research on the effect of losing coverage through Medicaid and how long it takes to bounce back.

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Lessons from a Trauma Center Boom in Texas

Sayeh Nikpay shares new research that examines the impact of a trauma center boom in Texas.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Leslie Walker shares four research studies to explain the stakes of Medicare open enrollment.

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Busier Hospitals Widen Care Disparities for Black Patients

Shooshan Danagoulian shares new research that examines the effect of hospital capacity strain on racial disparities in mortality.

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