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

A New Way to Think About Hospital Access

Yaa Akosa Antwi shares new research on the capacity of hospitals to meet the needs of the surrounding community.

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What We Breathe Matters

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett shares new research that summarizes evidence exploring how air pollution harms human health.

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How Second Opinions Cost Female Physicians Big Money

Manasvini Singh shares new research that examines whether male patients trust female physicians less.

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The Challenge of Improving Birth Outcomes for Low-Income Women

Jose Fernandez shares new research that explores whether longer and more frequent prenatal nurse visits effect adverse birth outcomes.

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Four Studies to Help You Make Sense of a Post-Roe World

This week our Research Council shares studies to help make sense of a Post-Roe world.

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Do Higher Hospital Prices Reflect Greater Investments in Quality?

Benedic Ippolito shares new research that examines whether hospitals with higher prices also offer higher quality care.

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Hospitals Scooping Up Physician Practices Drives Health Care Prices Up

Aditi Sen shares new research that examines whether hospital consolidation increases health care prices.

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Digging Into the Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacies

Paula Chatterjee shares new research on the whether a popular discount drug program is reaching the patients it was designed to support.

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