Dr. Tsugawa is an associate professor of medicine and health policy and management at UCLA. Before joining the faculty at UCLA, he was a health specialist at the World Bank Group and a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsugawa received his Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in statistics and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on the variation in quality and costs of care across individual physicians and its determinants. Dr. Tsugawa's research has been published in leading medical and health policy journals, including JAMA Internal Medicine, BMJ, and Lancet. His research has also been featured in several media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
Ph.D., Harvard University
M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health
M.D., Tohoku University
Comparison of Patient Outcomes of Surgeons Who Are US Versus International Medical Graduates. Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e1047-e1055. Tsugawa Y, Dimick JB, Jena AB, Maggard-Gibbons M, Blumenthal DM, Gross N, Jha AK. PMID: 31850990.
Association Between Physician Part-time Clinical Work and Patient Outcomes. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 11 01; 181(11):1461-1469. Kato H, Jena AB, Figueroa JF, Tsugawa Y. PMID: 34515730; PMCID: PMC8438618.
Trends in Bone Marrow Donor Registration in Japan Following a Celebrity's Disclosure of Leukemia. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 07 01; 4(7):e2118698. Yoshioka T, Tabuchi T, Maeda Y, Tsugawa Y. PMID: 34323989; PMCID: PMC8322997.
Association between participation in the government subsidy programme for domestic travel and symptoms indicative of COVID-19 infection in Japan: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2021 04 13; 11(4):e049069. Miyawaki A, Tabuchi T, Tomata Y, Tsugawa Y. PMID: 33849861; PMCID: PMC8050877.
Assessment of Care Handoffs Among Hospitalist Physicians and 30-Day Mortality in Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e213040. Farid M, Tsugawa Y, Jena AB. PMID: 33760093; PMCID: PMC7991971.
Association between Participation in Government Subsidy Program for Domestic Travel and Symptoms Indicative of COVID-19 Infection. medRxiv. 2020 Dec 19. Miyawaki A, Tabuchi T, Tomata Y, Tsugawa Y. PMID: 33300007; PMCID: PMC7724675.
Association of the National Health Guidance Intervention for Obesity and Cardiovascular Risks With Health Outcomes Among Japanese Men. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 12 01; 180(12):1630-1637. Fukuma S, Iizuka T, Ikenoue T, Tsugawa Y. PMID: 33031512; PMCID: PMC7536624.
Professionalism Mini-Evaluation Exercise for medical residents in Japan: a pilot study. Med Educ. 2009 Oct; 43(10):968-78. Tsugawa Y, Tokuda Y, Ohbu S, Okubo T, Cruess R, Cruess S, Ohde S, Okada S, Hayashida N, Fukui T. PMID: 19769646.