Ph.D. Student Profile

Anup  Das

Anup Das, B.A.

  • MD/PhD Candidate (2018)
  • Cognate: Economics


B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2010)

Research Interests & Projects

  • Hospital payment reform
  • Incentive programs
  • Decision-modeling
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Diabetes simulation modeling

I am involved in research evaluating incentive programs used to improve hospital cost and quality at the national level. I also am interested in using decision science modeling to study the interaction between depression and diabetes.

One of my dissertation chapters evaluates hospital responses to sources of incentive heterogeneity in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. For my decision sciences work, I first developed an algorithm predicting the development of depression among patients with diabetes, and then implemented this algorithm into the Michigan Model for Diabetes, a microsimulation model of diabetes progression. In my last chapter, I evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the collaborative care intervention when used to treat depression among patients with diabetes.

Selected Publications

  • Das A, Norton EC, Miller DC, Ryan AM, Birkmeyer JD, Chen LM. Adding a spending metric to Medicare's value-based purchasing program rewarded low-quality hospitals. Health Aff(Millwood). 2016;35(5):898-906.
  • Das A, Norton EC, Miller DC, Chen LM. Association of Postdischarge Spending and Performance on New Episode-Based Spending Measure. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(1):117-119. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6261.
  • Freed GL, Das A. Nixon or Obama: Who is the real radical liberal on health care? Pediatrics. 2015; 136(2): 211-214.
  • Hirth RA, Gibson RB, Levy HG, Smith JA, Calonico S, Das A. New evidence on the persistence of health spending. Medical Care Research and Review. 2015; 72(3): 277-297.
  • Volpp KG, Das A. Comparative effectiveness - thinking beyond medication A versus medication B. New England Journal of Medicine. 2009; 361: 331-333.

Additional Information

Professional Associations:

  • American Society of Health Economists