A Short Biography:
Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he was a health specialist at the World Bank group and a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the variation in quality and costs of care across individual physicians and its determinants. Dr. Tsugawa's research has been published in leading medical and health policy journals including JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, BMJ, and Lancet. The Altmetric selected Dr. Tsugawa's paper comparing the quality of care between male and female physicians as the 3rd most widely-read article in 2017 (https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2017). Dr. Tsugawa's research has also been featured in several media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
Dr. Tsugawa received PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University, MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, and MD from Tohoku University School of Medicine in Japan. His research is supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
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Nishi Akihiro, Dewey George, Endo Akira, Neman Sophia, Iwamoto Sage K, Ni Michael Y, Tsugawa Yusuke, Iosifidis Georgios, Smith Justin D, Young Sean D
Network interventions for managing the COVID-19 pandemic and
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,