J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2016
Current membership category: Active
Harvard Medical School
Department of Health Care Policy
180 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
United States of America
Dr. McWilliams’s research focuses on health care spending, quality, access, and disparities in aging populations. The overarching goal of his work is to inform the development of payment and delivery systems, insurance coverage, markets, and regulatory policy that support value and equity in health care, particularly in the Medicare program. His work covers a number of fundamental topics in health care policy: the effects of insurance coverage on health care use and outcomes, functioning of insurance markets, risk adjustment, consumer decision making, payment reform (particularly accountable care organizations), delivery system structure and outcomes, provider and insurer market consolidation, the role of organizations in technology diffusion, quality measurement, low-value care, and health care disparities. His work has been recognized by receiving the Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award and Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine; and the Dissertation Award, Noteworthy Article of the Year Award, and Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. He serves on the faculty in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.