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Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

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CHERP COIN Investigator

Staff Physician, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania.


Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, is a CHERP COIN Investigator and Staff Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. He is an Assistant Professor of Medial Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania. As a practicing physician, health economist, and engineer, Navathe has extensive expertise in policy analysis and design, physician and hospital economic behavior, and application of informatics and predictive analytics to health care. His work on advanced health data analytics and technology to improve healthcare delivery has been implemented at numerous large insurers and health systems.

He was Principal Investigator of the 2018-2020 VA HSR&D project, "Segmenting High-Need, High-Cost Veterans into Potentially Actionable Subgroups." Currently, he leads the VA-funded "Racial Bias in a VA Algorithm for High-Risk Veterans" and "A Randomized Trial of Behaviorally Designed Gamification and Social Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Veterans."

Read more about Dr. Navathe's work harnessing Artificial Intelligence tools to help vulnerable Veterans get the best care possible for their needs.

Dr. Navathe is a leading scholar on payment model design and evaluation, particularly bundled payments. His scholarship focus on: (1) the impact of value based care and payment models; (2) financial and non-financial incentive design; and (3) a mix of pragmatic clinical trials and observational data analyses. Current projects include design and evaluation of primary care payment and specialty bundles models, optimal use of performance feedback (e.g., to decrease opioid prescribing), and applying predictive models to drive behavior change.

His thought leadership led to the founding of a disciplinary academic journal, Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, serving as its Co-Editor-in-Chief, as well as Founding Director of the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation. His work on health care cost and quality improvement has been published in Science, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Healthcare, and other leading academic journals. He completed his medical training at the Perelman School of Medicine and his post-graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He obtained his PhD in Health Care Management and Economics from The Wharton School.

Research Areas
Utilization of Health Data Analytics
Technology to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Funded Research