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Anupam Jena, M.D., Ph.D.

Anupam Jena, M.D., Ph.D.

Board Member

Joseph P. Newhouse Professor of health care policy and medicine, Harvard Medical School

Professor of medicine and associate physician, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

As both a physician and economist, Anupam Jena works at the intersection of medicine, economics, and health care policy, including the use of natural experiments in health care, the economics of physician behavior and the physician workforce, medical malpractice, the economics of health care productivity, and the economics of medical innovation. 

Jena earned both a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.D. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He completed his medical residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. His work has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, news articles and op-eds, he hosts the podcast Freakonomics, MD, and he is the author of Random Acts of Medicine – The Hidden Forces that Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape our Health

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