Laurence C. Baker
Chief of Health Services Research; Professor of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Ph.D. and M.A., economics, Princeton University
Summary of Experience
Professor Baker is an expert in health care economics, including the effects of regulation on health care markets, physician market structure, the effects of managed care and insurance market competition on health care delivery and spending, and the determinants and impact of medical technology adoption. He has served as a consultant and advisor to health plans, government programs and public initiatives, and firms providing health care services and developing new health care products. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Health Economics, among others. In 2008, he received the ASHE Medal from the American Society of Health Economists, recognizing the top American health economist under 40. 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.