Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD

Medical and Health Policy

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Yusuke Tsugawa

Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD is associate professor of health policy and management, as well as assistant professor of medicine at UCLA. Prior to 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 PhD 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. The Altmetric selected Dr. Tsugawa's paper comparing the quality of care between male and female physicians as the 3rd most widely-read article in 2017 (https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2017). Dr. Tsugawa's research has also been featured in several media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University

M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health

M.D., Tohoku University

Place of Practice

Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management at UCLA, USA

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