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

Alzheimer’s Can Wreak Financial Havoc Years Before Diagnosis

Ezra Golberstein on new research that suggests negative financial consequences can start years before an Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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Exploring Inequities in Telemedicine

Rachel Werner on new research looking at which patients have struggled to take advantage of telehealth during the pandemic.

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Why Do We Spend So Much on End-of-Life Care?

Maria Polyakova on research examining the surprising source of outsized health care spending in the last months of life.

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The Dangers of a Slow Vaccine Rollout

Karen Joynt Maddox on research showing how critical it is for the U.S. to have a swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Do Health Plans Affect Mortality Rates?

Aditi Sen on research showing some Medicare Advantage plans have better mortality rates than others.

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What’s the Best Way to Limit the Spread of COVID-19?

Brooke Nichols on research comparing the most effective non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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More Evidence on the Quality Impacts of Consolidation

Farzad Mostashari on new research on the impact of consolidation on the quality of care for high-need patients.

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The Perils of Self-Reported COVID Screenings

Andrew Goodman-Bacon examines research on the effectiveness of self-reported workplace COVID screenings.

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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