Episodes
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Jenny Guadamuz from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy on pharmacy access and closures.
Published 05/11/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Anaeze Offodile from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on the role of private equity investments in health care.
Published 05/04/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview David Nerenz from the Henry Ford Health System about social risk factors and their controversial inclusion as a measure of health care quality.
Published 04/27/21
Listen to Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Emily Johnston from the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Johnston shares insights from her latest research on women’s loss of Medicaid in the weeks before or after pregnancy.
Published 04/20/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview University of Pennsylvania's Ari Friedman on his research that shows urgent care costs increased net health care spending.
Published 04/13/21
Listen to Alan Weil interview Dr. Nora Becker from the University of Michigan on the affordability of long-acting reversible contraceptives, how the Affordable Care Act impacted the costs associated with such devices, and the role of behavioral economics in choosing a health plan.
Published 04/06/21
Listen to Alan Weil interview David Grabowski, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, on nursing home staff turnover and its implications for quality of care.
Published 03/30/21
Listen to Alan Weil interview Maximilian Pany and Lucy Chen, both MD-PhD candidates in health policy at Harvard Medical School, on their research which found that provider teams outperformed solo providers in managing chronic diseases.
Published 03/23/21
Listen to Alan Weil interview Jorge Rodriguez, an instructor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, on telehealth use among patients with limited English proficiency and how technology equity feeds into health equity initiatives.
Published 03/16/21
Listen to Alan Weil interview Christopher Whaley, a policy research at the RAND Corporation, on bundled payments, the promise of direct payments in the commercial market, and whether alternative payments can go from a boutique idea to mainstream model.
Published 03/09/21
Listen to Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Seth Berkowitz, assistant professor of medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on how unemployment compensation expiration affected unmet social needs and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 03/02/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Michael Barnett and Sadiq Patel from Harvard on how telemedicine use changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and where the field may be heading.
Published 02/23/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Donald Warne, a professor and director of the Indians Into Medicine program at the University of North Dakota, on increasing the number of American Indian physicians and improving health care access for Indigenous populations.
Published 02/16/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine, on the new Vital Directions publication, how health equity is fundamental for shaping health system reform, and why science should embrace social and behavioral disciplines.
Published 02/09/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Tamara Beetham, a PhD student in the department of health policy and management at the Yale School of Medicine, on the admission practices and costs of care for opioid use disorder at U.S. rehab facilities.
Published 02/02/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Adam Gaffney, a pulmonary specialist from Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, on how medical care use could change under universal health coverage.
Published 01/25/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Dr. Jeral Self, a researcher at Mathematica and an adjunct faculty member at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, on how Medicaid expansion affected health care utilization for adults experiencing homelessness in Arkansas.
Published 01/19/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Adam Schwartz, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, on the monetary value of an additional hospital or physician star rating when choosing a provider for total joint replacement.
Published 01/12/21
Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Sherry Glied, dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, on national healthcare spending in 2019, whether value-based care will be transformational, and why public health is a desirable field to work in now.
Published 01/05/21
We turn the tables in this episode and ask Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil about his educational background, what it means to be the editor for the leading health policy journal, how empirical research has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, his views on social determinants of health, and his health policy predictions for 2021.
Published 12/29/20
Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Dr. Kristie Ebi, a professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, on the complex relationship between climate change and human health.
Published 12/22/20
Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Mary Kathryn Poole, a PhD student in population health sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on how school lunch programs could affect planetary health.
Published 12/15/20
Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Shasta Gaughen, director of the Pala Environmental Department for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, on how climate change is affecting the culture and health of Indigenous communities.
Published 12/08/20
Listen to Brooke Cunningham, general internist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, reflect on how the health effects of racism become embodied for her and other Black Americans.
Published 12/01/20
Listen to Alan Weil interview Dr. Angela Shen, visiting scientist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, on equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine once it's available.
Published 11/24/20