Dr. Sacarny is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and holds affiliations with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Office of Evaluation Sciences. His research explores the relationship between health care payment policy, provider and patient decision-making, and clinical quality. Much of this work involves using randomized controlled trials to test interventions in the health care delivery system.
His research on health care providers has studied the effects of behavioral interventions on overprescribing, the adoption of hospital documentation and coding practices, and the relationship between hospital clinical outcomes and market share. In another arm of research, he has considered patient decision-making in insurance markets, looking at how patients shop for and pick insurance plans. His work is funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Dr. Sacarny received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University.
- 2019 Publication-of-the-Year Award Winner