Eric T. Roberts, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is a health economist who studies the delivery and financing of care in U.S. public insurance programs and health care delivery systems. Dr. Roberts’ research program encompasses three intersecting areas: 1) health insurance for low-income individuals with Medicare and Medicaid (the “dual eligibles”), 2) Medicare and Medicaid managed care, and 3) the effects of payment and delivery system reform on health care disparities. His research uses simulation and econometric techniques for causal inference to inform policymakers and practitioners about the effects of insurance, payment, and delivery system reform policies on the care of vulnerable populations.
His work has appeared in major medical and policy journals, including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Services Research, and Health Affairs. He has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute on Aging, the Veterans Health Administration, Arnold Ventures, and the Commonwealth Fund. Dr. Roberts earned his PhD in Health Economics & Policy from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.