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

High-Price Drugs Out of Reach for Many on Medicare

Bianca Frogner breaks down new research on the impact subsidies can have for people on Medicare trying to access lifesaving drugs.

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The Complex Relationship Between Quality Ratings and Pandemic Deaths in Nursing Homes

Yaa Akosa Antwi shares research on nursing home deaths during COVID suggesting even well-intentioned policies can have unintended consequences.

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Using the EHR to Fight Burnout in Female Docs

Michael Barnett shares research on why female physicians spend more time working in the electronic health record than their male counterparts.

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How Nursing Home Staff Biases Drive Inequitable Care

Jasmine Travers shares research showing how racial biases can impact care for Black nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

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Are Vets Less Likely to Die at VA Hospitals?

Amal Trivedi shares research looking at what happens to veterans who get emergency care at VA vs. non-VA hospitals.

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How Requiring Insurers to Cover Autism Care Can Impact Schools

Jose Manuel Fernandez shares research on the impact on test scores and special education when Michigan required private coverage of autism spectrum disorder therapies.

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How Safety Net Programs Work Together to Improve Health

Joe Benitez shares research about how food, income and health care safety net programs overlap to support low-income families.

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When Racial and Rural Disparities Collide

Katie Keith shares a new study looking at the distance to hospitals for zip codes with high percentages of people of color.

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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