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Jack Hadley

Professor and Senior Health Services Researcher

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Expertise: Health Administration and Policy, Universal Health Care, Medicare, Medical Education Financing, Health Systems

Hadley is a professor and senior health services researcher in the Department of Health Administration and Policy. Hadley received a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1975. He previously served as a principal research associate with The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Center for Studying Health System Change. His prior positions include professor and director of the Institute for Health Care Research and Policy at Georgetown University, board member and president of AcademyHealth, and editor of Inquiry. Hadley has conducted extensive research related to the financing and costs of care used by the uninsured, as well as the scope of health insurance coverage, medical education financing, and the effects of managed care on health delivery systems. Much of his work has analyzed large databases such as national household and physician surveys, Medicare claims and national hospital data in order to understand patient, provider, and system responses to policy changes. Currently, Hadley's research focuses primarily on issues related to costs and efficiency in the Medicare program. He is also conducting a study in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute that will investigate methodological issues in using observational data to evaluate the outcomes of alternative cancer treatments for elderly patients.

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