Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

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    Associate Professor of Medicine, Philadelphia VAMC and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA


  • Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Core Investigator with the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP). In addition, she is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a Fellow at the Institute on Aging. Her research seeks to understand the effect of health care policies and delivery systems on quality of care. Particularly, she has studied the role of quality improvement incentives on provider behavior, the organization of health care, racial disparities, and overall health care quality. She has received numerous awards including the Dissertation Award, Alice Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and serves on the editorial board of Health Services Research. Werner received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College, and her medical degree and doctoral degree in health economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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