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 Cost of Long ED Wait Times

Austin Frakt on research examining the impact of emergency department wait times on cost of care.

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Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Primary Care

Karen Joynt Maddox explores research on differences in visit number and length between male and female primary care physicians.

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Research Corner: Picking Plans

We explore new research on why we so often struggle to pick the best health insurance plans.

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What Medicaid Managed Care Can Tell Us About Controlling Costs

Maria Polyakova explores research on whether low-cost plans lead to less low-value care.

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How Different Is Care Delivered by Docs vs. NPs?

Bianca Frogner looks at the latest research comparing services offered by primary care doctors and NPs.

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What Role Did Medicaid Play in Previous Pandemics?

Kosali Simon on a paper comparing infant mortality in flu pandemics before and after the introduction of Medicaid.

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When More Information Doesn’t Equal More Cost-Effective Care

Ishani Ganguli on research examining if patients who got enhanced reports received fewer services in the following year.

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Have Private Equity Nursing Homes Done Worse With COVID-19?

Tamara Konetzka on research exploring the impact of nursing home ownership on COVID-19 fatalities.

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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