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

Female Docs Make a Difference for Female Patients

Adrianna McIntyre on new research using randomization to show how female patients can benefit when they have a female doctor.

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When Risk Adjustment Falls Short

Hannah Neprash writes about a new study showing the limits of risk adjustment to level the playing field among insurance plans.

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Medicaid Expansion Is About More Than New Enrollees

Paul Shafer writes about a new study on how Louisiana's Medicaid expansion helped people already in the program find care closer to their homes.

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How Immigration Enforcement Can Affect Newborns’ Health

Sebastian Tello-Trillo shares research on the impact of immigration enforcement fears on babies born to undocumented parents.

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How Medicaid Mental Health Coverage Could Keep People Out of Jail

Kosali Simon shares research on the relationship between Medicaid, mental health care and incarceration.

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More Public Transit Can Mean More Access to Care

Emily Gee writes about a new study showing that fewer people missed their appointments after a new transit line opened up in Minnesota.

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State AGs Are Doing Work on Drug Pricing

Erin Fuse Brown writes about a new article highlighting the role of state attorneys general on improving drug price affordability.

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The Role of Mental Shortcuts in the Delivery Room

Bapu Jena looks a new research on how doctors use quick mental shortcuts to decide how to deliver babies after complicated births.

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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