SNAC Member: José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D., is a health economist, an internist, and a distinguished professor of medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine and of health policy and management in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also serves as executive vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Escarce received his bachelor's degree in physics from Princeton University, a master's degree in physics from Harvard University, and a medical degree and doctorate in health economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Escarce has received numerous federal and foundation grants and published nearly 200 research articles on topics including physician behavior, disparities in health and healthcare, the healthcare workforce, Medicare payment systems, medical technology diffusion, and the effects of market forces on access costs and quality. Dr. Escarce served as deputy editor of the journal Medical Care and as co-editor-in-chief of the journal Health Services Research, one of the leading journals in its field. He has also served on numerous federal and nonfederal advisory committees. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2008.
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