Laurence C. Baker
Chief of Health Services Research; Professor of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University
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Ph.D., and M.A., economics, Princeton University
Summary of Experience:
Professor Baker is a health economist with extensive experience in a wide range of health economics and health policy areas. He has many years of experience in analyzing relationships between area characteristics and the performance of the health care system, including published studies on the effects of managed care and insurance market competition on Medicare spending, treatment patterns and quality of care for Medicare patients, and the adoption of medical technologies. His work has been published in JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Health Economics, among others. In 1999, he received Academy Health's Alice Hersch Award for the best young investigator. Professor Baker's studies of the relationships between area characteristics and health care delivery have twice won the National Institute for Health Care Management's best research prize.