Ashish Jha on Healthcare Payment Reform, COVID-19 & Health Policy Twitter
When we launched A Health Podyssey in 2020, our goal was to take listeners beyond the research published in Health Affairs.
For A Health Podyssey‘s one-year anniversary, we wanted to take listeners on an Excursion and speak with someone who epitomizes so much of what brings professionals into the fields of health policy and health services.
Ashish Jha from the Brown University School of Public Health is a widely published researcher whose public voice arises from a combination of deep expertise and a unique ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible language. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jha’s insights on the virus have helped many navigate thorny, complicated public health issues.
Jha’s most recent publication in Health Affairs was a commentary article where he and coauthors discussed adding a climate lens to health policy discussion in the U.S. Before joining Brown University, he was at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
Today, Ashish Jha joins Health Affairs‘ Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil to discuss what he’s learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the bright spots he sees for health care payment reform, and how he uses social media.
This episode is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Health Care Innovation.