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Daniel Polsky, PhD


  • Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School
  • Director of Research, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics


Daniel Polsky, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, a Professor of Health Care Management in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of Research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His research areas include health insurance and financial access to health care, economic evaluation of medical and behavioral health interventions, and the health care workforce.

In 2007-08 he was the Senior Economist on health issues at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 1996 and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 1989. He was awarded the Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award in 2005. In addition to his publications in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, and Medical Care, he is a coauthor of the book “Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials” recently published by Oxford University Press.

LOCATION: General Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Blockley Hall, Rm. 1204
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
(215) 573-5752
(215) 898-0611
EMAIL: Daniel Polsky
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WEB PAGE: http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g346/p12304