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

Private Equity’s Impact on Nursing Home Quality

Rachel Werner on new research exploring how nursing homes with private equity investment compared to other nursing homes on cost, outcomes and staffing.

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America’s Medical Debt Problem

Engy Ziedan breaks down new research on the high levels of medical debt in the U.S. and the relationship between debt and Medicaid expansion.

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What Happens When Urgent Care Comes to Town?

Bapu Jena digs into research looking at what happens to Medicare spending when urgent care centers enter a market.

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When Picking an ACA Plan Becomes An Olympic Event

Stacie Dusetzina digs into research showing that Obamacare shorthands of "silver" and "gold" plans aren't always helpful.

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How Medicaid Helps The Next Generation

Atheendar Venkataramani writes about new research showing how Medicaid coverage can help someone who hasn't even been born yet.

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The Role of Hospitals in COVID-19 Disparities

Adam Gaffney looks at new research linking hospitals to racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality.

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How Do You Create a ‘Zero-Burnout’ Primary Care Practice?

Bianca Frogner on a new study highlighting common characteristics of primary care practices that avoid staff burnout.

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Charting the Uneven Progress in Medical School Diversity

Samantha Artiga discusses research showing how several racial and ethnic groups continue to be underrepresented in U.S. medical schools.

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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