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Ashish Jha

Director, Harvard Global Health Institute at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Transparency & public reporting of provider performance
  • Financial incentives
  • Health information technology and leadership

Major works

Tsugawa Y, Jena AB, Figueroa JF, Orav EJ, Blumenthal DM, Jha AK. Comparison of Hospital Mortality and Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Dec 19. PMID: 27992617.

Boozary, AS, Farmer, PE, and Jha, AK. The Ebola Outbreak, Fragile Health Systems, and Quality as a Cure. JAMA. 2014;312(18):1859-1860.

Scott K, Jha AK. Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda. N Engl J Med. 2014; 371:3-5

Jha AK, Larizgoitia I, Audera-Lopez C, Prasopa-Plaizier N, Waters H, and Bates DW. The Global Burden of Unsafe Medical Care: Analytic Modelling of Observational Studies. BMJ. 2013; (10): 809-15.

Epstein AM, Jha AK, Orav EJ. The impact of pay-for-performance on quality of care for minority patients. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Oct; 20(10):e479-86. PMID: 25414986.

Jha AK, Joynt KE, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. The long-term impact of Premier pay-for-performance on patient outcomes. NEJM. 2012; 366:1606-1615.

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About Me

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. is Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Jha’s research interests lie in improving the quality and costs of healthcare delivery systems with a specific focus on the impact of policy efforts. His work has focused on a broad set of issues including how best to measure and improve quality, the role of information technology, transparency, and financial incentives to improve care, and how leadership and management are central to the delivery of high value healthcare.

With a strong body of research on the US health system, he founded the Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ) in 2014 through which he has worked around the globe to support the design and evaluation of policies aimed at improving care quality.

Courses and Programs taught by Ashish Jha