Ph.D. Student Profile

Adam A. Markovitz

Adam A. Markovitz, B.S.

  • MD/PhD Candidate (2021)
  • Cognate: Economics


  • B.S., Yale University (2009)

Research Interests & Projects

  • Physician payment reform
  • Financial incentives
  • Quality of care
  • Access to care
  • Health disparities
  • Population health

My research seeks to understand the effects of payment reform on spending, quality of care, and health disparities.

Selected Publications

  • Markovitz AA, Hollingsworth JM, Ayanian JZ, Norton EC, Yan PL, Ryan AM. Performance in the Medicare Shared Savings Program after accounting for nonrandom exit: an instrumental variable analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2019 June 18 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Markovitz AA, Mullangi S, Hollingsworth JM, Nuliyalu U, Ryan AM. ACOs and the 1%: Changes in spending among high-cost patients and spending variation following the Medicare Shared Savings Program. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 May 7 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Markovitz AA, Hollingsworth JM, Ayanian JZ, Norton EC, Moloci NM, Yan PL, Ryan AM. Risk adjustment in Medicare ACO program deters coding increases but may lead ACOs to drop high-risk beneficiaries.Health Affairs. 2019 Feb;38(2):253-261
  • Markovitz AA, Hofer TP, Froehlich W, Lohman SE, Caverly TJ, Sussman JB, Kerr EA. An examination of deintensification recommendations in clinical practice guidelines: stepping up or scaling back? JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 1;178(3):414-416.
  • Markovitz AA, Mack JA, Nallamothu BK, Ayanian JZ, Ryan AM. Incremental effects of antihypertensive drugs: instrumental variable analysis. The BMJ. 2017 Dec 22;359:j5542.
  • Markovitz AA, Ellimoottil C, Sukul D, Mullangi S, Chen L, Nallamothu BK, Ryan AM. Risk adjustment may lessen penalties on hospitals treating complex cardiac patients under Medicare’s bundled payments.Health Affairs. 2017 Dec;36(12):2165-2174.

Additional Information


  • AcademyHealth
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • International Health Economics Association
  • American Physician Scientists Association