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Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

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CHERP Core Investigator

  • Staff Physician, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC)
  • Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Director, The Parity Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Co-Director, Healthcare Transformation Institute, University of Pennsylvania
  • Associate Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), University of Pennsylvania
  • Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania


Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, is a CHERP COIN Investigator and Staff Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) in Philadelphia. He is Professor of Medial Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania. 

He was Principal Investigator of the 2018-2020 VA HSR 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."

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 founding Co-Editor-in-Chief. 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.

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

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