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

How Big A Role Did Health Care Play in the 2020 Election?

Krista Jenkins offers an early analysis of Election 2020 exit polls.

Read More

Employer Plans Shine a Light on the Full Cost of Health Care

Stacie Dusetzina digs into the 2020 KFF Employer Benefits Survey.

Read More

The Cost of Long ED Wait Times

Austin Frakt on research examining the impact of emergency department wait times on cost of care.

Read More

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Primary Care

Karen Joynt Maddox explores research on differences in visit number and length between male and female primary care physicians.

Read More

Research Corner: Picking Plans

We explore new research on why we so often struggle to pick the best health insurance plans.

Read More

What Medicaid Managed Care Can Tell Us About Controlling Costs

Maria Polyakova explores research on whether low-cost plans lead to less low-value care.

Read More

How Different Is Care Delivered by Docs vs. NPs?

Bianca Frogner looks at the latest research comparing services offered by primary care doctors and NPs.

Read More

What Role Did Medicaid Play in Previous Pandemics?

Kosali Simon on a paper comparing infant mortality in flu pandemics before and after the introduction of Medicaid.

Read More

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