J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD

J. Michael McWilliams is a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. McWilliams’ research focuses on health care spending, quality, access, and disparities in aging populations. The overarching goal of his work is to inform the development of payment and delivery systems, insurance coverage, markets, and regulatory policy that support value and equity in health care, with a particular emphasis on the Medicare program. He is currently leading research funded by the NIA, NCI, AHRQ, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a range of related topics, including Accountable Care Organizations and other new payment models, provider consolidation, health care prices, risk adjustment, low-value care, the role of organizations in technology diffusion, and coverage expansions in the South. Dr. McWilliams received a bachelors of science degree with highest distinction in biology as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MD magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University.