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

Why No Difference Can Still Make a Difference

Ishani Ganguli shares new research about a care intervention that didn't work and why it still matters.

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Looking for Causes of Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage

Adrianna McIntyre shares new research showing non-white communities have less access to high quality Medicare Advantage plans.

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When a Medicaid Card Isn’t Enough

Paul Shafer writes about new research on how many doctors listed in Medicaid networks actually treat Medicaid patients.

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MRIs, Mammograms and the Risk of Breast Cancer Screening Cascades of Care

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research on how much extra care comes after different kinds of breast cancer screenings.

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3 Studies That Show the Promise of Telemedicine Data

Ateev Mehrotra explains why a trio of studies on overprescribing antiobiotics has him excited about telemedicine data.

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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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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