José A. Pagán, PhD, is Director of the Center for Health Innovation at The New York Academy of Medicine and Professor in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Pagán is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar with expertise in health economics and health services research. He received his PhD in economics from the University of New Mexico. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.


Recent Posts by José Pagán

Building Sustainable Partnerships To Improve Access To Breast Cancer Treatment For Uninsured Women

The nonprofit Breast Treatment Task Force, a partnership-based payment and delivery system model, facilitates screenings, diagnostic follow-ups, and treatments for a variety of people in New York City who lack insurance coverage. Donations from health care providers, foundations, and others are...

Project ECHO: Misplaced Skepticism Should Not Overtake Its Promise

Ongoing and increased investment in high-quality demonstration projects and evaluations is essential to learning more about the conditions under which Project ECHO—a telementoring program—works and fails, and about its potential for improving health care delivery and health outcomes. Read why...

The Culture Of Health Action Framework And Systems Science: Opportunities And Challenges

By combining systems thinking with advanced computational modeling techniques, systems science has the potential to provide insights about the complex connections and interaction among multiple determinants of health.

Why Do Pets Have Better Web Portals For Medical Records Than Humans?

The recent release of proposed revisions to Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements from CMS made me realize that perhaps web portal designers for human electronic health records could learn a thing or two from what I know is already available for pets.

Examining Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

New financial incentives and penalties in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) designed to optimize health care system performance are proving difficult to manage, but they are also providing new opportunities for leaders to foster collaboration between acute and post-acute health care...