Jose Figueroa

Jose Figueroa

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JFigueroa

Jose Figueroa, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Physician at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and an MPH in health policy and management from the the Harvard Chan School. He completed his residency training at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he now practices as a Hospitalist and serves as the Faculty Director of the BWH Medicine Residency Management and Leadership Program. He was also the Harvard Global Health Institute Burke Global Health Fellow in 2017-2108.  Dr. Figueroa's research focuses on improving quality of health care for complex and vulnerable populations. Specifically, his work has examined the drivers of poor clinical outcomes and health care spending for high-risk populations, including frail older adults, people with serious mental illness, disabled populations, and racial and ethnic minorities. His work on segmenting high-need, high-cost populations was highlighted by the National Academy of Medicine, where he served as a national planning committee member for a workshop series on complex populations, ultimately leading to the NAM report, "Effective Care for High-Need Patients." Dr. Figueroa has also studied the impact of policy interventions and payment reform on health care for these populations using quasi-experimental methods.