Dr. Epstein is a Research Associate Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and a Co-Director of Research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His additional affiliations include the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Yale University School of Public Health.
Dr. Epstein has 19 years of experience (9 post-doctoral) conducting empirical health services and health economics research studies. His research program combines novel data, careful application of analytic methods and an appreciation for the institutional context, and focuses on better understanding the sources of variation in medical care and their implications for the performance of the delivery system. His research has been published in leading medical, health services research, and economics journals, including JAMA, BMJ, Health Services Research, Medical Care, the Journal of Health Economics, and the Rand Journal of Economics.
Dr. Epstein received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Amherst College, a master’s degree in Health Policy from Georgetown University, and a PhD in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.