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

Saving Money on Cancer Care Is Hard

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research on the results of one of the largest efforts ever to improve care and control costs for cancer patients.

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The Role of Public Opinion in Mental Health Care

Maria Polyakova shares new research on why a community's attitude toward mental health treatment could be even more important than how many providers it has.

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A Lot of Kids Lost Parents and Caregivers to COVID-19

Samantha Artiga shares new research estimating the staggering number of kids who have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19.

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Has Medicaid Managed Care Delivered On Its Promise?

Letting private insurers offer Medicaid coverage was supposed to lower costs and improve care. Did it work?

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The Big Impact of Little Barriers to Public Benefits

Paul Shafer on research showing how big a difference it makes when states make it easier or harder to access benefits.

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The Link Between Depression and Infant Health

Neel Shah writes about a new meta-analysis of studies connecting depression in pregnant people to adverse birth outcomes.

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A Closer Look at Health Care Jobs and Recessions

Joseph Benitez explores new research showing how economic downturns have historically impacted health care jobs.

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What You Need to Know About the New Surprise Bill Rule

Katie Keith breaks down the newest rule outlining how new federal surprise bill legislation will be enforced.

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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