Faculty Profile

Rahul  Ladhania, PhD

Rahul Ladhania, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Health Management and Policy
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • M3525, SPH II
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Dr. Rahul Ladhania is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics in the Department of Health Management and Policy.  He received his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Before Michigan, he was a post-doctoral researcher with the Behavior Change For Good Initiative (BCFG) at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently affiliated as a visiting scholar with BCFG, Rahul co-leads the BCFG machine learning team. He is also an affiliate faculty with the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) at Penn.

HMP 553: Data Management in Healthcare

  • Ph.D., Public Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.Phil., Public Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.Tech., Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Dr. Ladhania’s research is in the area of causal inference and machine learning in public and behavioral health. A large part of his work focuses on adapting and extending machine learning methods for learning optimal treatment rules and estimating heterogeneous treatment effects in in complex policy/behavioral health settings.

  • R. Ladhania, J. Spiess, K. Milkman, S. Mullainathan, L. Ungar, “Personalizing Treatments For Habit Formation: Learning Optimal Treatment Rules From a Multi-Arm Experiment”, Ongoing Work
  • R. Ladhania, A. M. Haviland, N. Sood, E. H. Kennedy, A. Mehrotra, “Proposing & Testing Sub-groups with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects: A Sequence of Two Studies”, Ongoing Work
  • R. Ladhania R, A.M. Haviland, A. Venkat, R. Telang, J. M. Pines. “The effect of Medicaid expansion on the nature of new enrollees’ emergency department use”, Medical Care Research and Review. 2019 May 27:1077558719848270.
  • J. M. Pines, R. Ladhania, B.S. Black, C. K. Corbit, J. N. Carlson, A. Venkat. “Changes in reimbursement to emergency physicians after Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, Annals of emergency medicine. 2019 Mar 1;73(3):213-24.

  • Affiliated Faculty, CHIBE, University of Pennsylvania
  • American Statistical Association
  • American Economic Association
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • International Health Economics Association
  • Academy Health
  • Society for Professional & Social Psychology