Anupam Jena, MD, PhD

Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, is the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As an economist and physician, Dr. Jena’s research involves several areas of health economics and policy including the economics of physician behavior and the physician workforce, medical malpractice, the economics of health care productivity, and the economics of medical innovation. Dr. Jena graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with majors in biology and economics. He received his MD and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was funded by the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2007, he was awarded the Eugene Garfield Award by Research America for his work demonstrating the economic value of medical innovation in HIV/AIDS. In 2013, he received the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award to fund research on the physician determinants of health care spending, quality, and patient outcomes.  In 2015, he was awarded the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) New Investigator Award. From 2014-15, Dr. Jena served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Diagnostic Errors in Health Care.
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Honors and Awards

2011                     Finalist, Annals of Internal Medicine Young Investigator Award, for “Sexually transmitted diseases among users of erectile dysfunction drugs,” published in Annals of Internal Medicine

2011                    Finalist, National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Annual Research Award, for “An Economic Evaluation of the War on Cancer,” published in Journal of Health Economics

2008-2009          AHRQ Postdoctoral Fellowship  

2007                     Eugene Garfield Award from Research! America for best paper in economics on the economic impact of medical research.  Awarded jointly with Tomas J. Philipson for “Who Benefits from New Medical Technologies? Estimates of Consumer and Producers Surpluses for the New HIV/AIDS Drugs,” published in BE Forum for Health Economics and Policy

2005-2006          National Institute of Aging Training Fellowship

2000-2009         National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship

2000                    Phi Beta Kappa, MIT