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 Contributing 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

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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2021 Tradeoffs Research Council

Vice President and Director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program, Kaiser Family Foundation

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Kentucky

Associate Professor of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms

Assistant Professor, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine

Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences; Indiana University

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Assistant Professor of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

Executive DirectorLeonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School; Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine