J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD

J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and 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 payment and delivery systems, insurance coverage, 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 Accountable Care Organizations and other new payment models, provider consolidation, health care prices, risk adjustment, low-value care, and coverage expansions in the South. He is a former recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research and the 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 and was an AHRQ post-doctoral fellow in health services research at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. McWilliams has received the Mack Lipkin, Sr. Associate Award, Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award, Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award, and Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. He has also received the Dissertation Award, Noteworthy Article of the Year Award, and Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, served as Comments Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and is a member of the editorial board member for American Journal of ManagedCare.

 

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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