Jay Bhattacharya is an associate professor of medicine and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member at Stanford University. His research focuses on the constraints that vulnerable populations face in making decisions that affect their health status, as well as the effects of government programs designed to benefit vulnerable populations. He has published empirical economics and health services research on the elderly, adolescents, HIV/AIDS and managed care. Most recently, he has researched the regulation of the viatical-settlements market (a secondary life-insurance market that often targets HIV patients) and summer/winter differences in nutritional outcomes for low-income American families. He is also working on a project examining the labor-market conditions that help determine why some U.S. employers do not provide health insurance.
He worked for three years as an economist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif., where he also taught health economics as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Associate Professor, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), Stanford University School of Medicine, 2008-present
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009-present
Research Associate, Acumen LLC, 2007-present
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2006-present
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002-2009
Assistant Professor, PCOR, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2001-2008
Associate Economist, RAND Corporation, 1998-2001
Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics, 1998-2001
We propose an approach to health insurance reform that promotes high-quality, fiscally sustainable health care for all. Our solution is a departure from both the current system and the Affordable Care Act reforms that begin in 2014.