J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD

J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, is the Warren Alpert Professor of Health Care Policy and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a practicing general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. McWilliams’ research spans questions related to health care spending, quality, access, and disparities, with an overarching goal of informing the development of systems, markets, and regulatory policy that support value and equity in health care. He is currently leading research funded by the NIA, NCI, AHRQ, and Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a range of topics, including the effects of payment incentives, the validity and deployment of quality measures, risk adjustment, low-value care, effects of insurance coverage on health outcomes, the organization of medical practice, and the role of markets in health care.

Dr. McWilliams’s research has earned several honors, including distinctions for specific papers from AcademyHealth, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. He received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth and the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine.  He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and former recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research and Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Dr. McWilliams received his BS with highest distinction in biology as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his MD magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University. He completed his residency in general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Honors and Awards

Honors and Prizes

2012                Noteworthy Article of the Year, AcademyHealth
 
2010                Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research
 
2010                Clinical Scientist Development Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
 
2009                Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award, Society of General Internal Medicine
 

2008                AcademyHealth Dissertation Award

2008                Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award, Society of General Internal Medicine

2007-13           NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Award

2007                Mack Lipkin, Sr. Associate Award, Society of General Internal Medicine

2005-07           AHRQ Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Services Research, HSPH

2003                M.D. magna cum laude in Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

2003                Trainee Investigator Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation

1997                Honors in Creative Writing, University of North Carolina

1997                B.S. with Highest Distinction in Biology, University of North Carolina

1996                Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award Finalist, University of North Carolina

1996                Order of the Golden Fleece leadership award, University of North Carolina

1996                Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina

1993-97           Dean’s List, University of North Carolina

1993-97           Honors Program, University of North Carolina

1993-97           North Carolina Fellow, University of North Carolina

1993-97           Morehead Scholar, University of North Carolina

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