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

How Important Is the ACA for People Who Lose Their Jobs?

Larry Levitt on a study comparing health insurance retention for people who lost their jobs before and after the ACA went into effect.

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What a Study on Post-Op Complications Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About Racial Disparities

Pediatrician and scholar Rhea Boyd on research examining differences in post-op complications between white and Black kids.

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How Do Police Killings Affect High School Students?

Atheendar Venkataramani on data comparing L.A. high schoolers who did and did not live in a community with a police killing.

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Would You Sleep More if Someone Paid You?

University of Minnesota health economist Sayeh Nikpay on the surprising findings of a sleep RCT.

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What Can We Learn From Physician Salaries?

Bapu Jena looks at new research examining one of the largest data sets of physician pay.

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Research Corner: Masks, Flint and Primary Care

Physician and economist Bapu Jena discusses a pair of interesting new health policy research papers with implications for COVID-19, primary care and more. 

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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