Dan Ly, M.D., M.P.P., Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dan P. Ly, MD, PhD, MPP, is a physician and an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research focuses on physician behavior, health care disparities, and physician work-life balance. His research has been published in several journals, including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, the BMJ, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. He received a PhD in health policy (economics concentration) from Harvard University, an MD from Weill Cornell Medical College, an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School, and a degree in history from Yale College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. His work is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities’ Loan Repayment Program Award.

Work Titles
UCLA Assistant Professor In-Residence, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, 2012
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2020
M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School, 2011

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A selected list of publications:

Ly Dan P, Blegen Mariah B, Gibbons Melinda M, Norris Keith C, Tsugawa Yusuke   Inequities in surgical outcomes by race and sex in the United States: retrospective cohort study BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2023; 380: e073290.
Ly Dan P, Essien Utibe R, Olenski Andrew R, Jena Anupam B   Affirmative Action Bans and Enrollment of Students From Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups in U.S. Public Medical Schools Annals of internal medicine, 2022; .
Ly Dan P   Gender Differences in Number of Citations Per Paper Among Well-Cited Researchers in Cardiology in the United States (1960 to 2018) The American journal of cardiology, 2021; .
Ly Dan P   Black-white differences in the clinical manifestations and timing of initial Lyme disease diagnoses Journal of general internal medicine, 2021; .
Ly Dan P, Shekelle Paul G   How physicians evaluate patients with dementia who present with shortness of breath Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2021; .
Ly Dan P   The Influence of the Availability Heuristic on Physicians in the Emergency Department Annals of emergency medicine, 2021; .
Ly Dan P   Differences in Administration of Influenza Vaccine to Elderly Adults by Physician Sex, 2006-2016 JAMA internal medicine, 2021; .
Ly Dan P   Historical Trends in the Representativeness and Incomes of Black Physicians, 1900-2018 Journal of general internal medicine, 2021; .
Ly Dan P, Jena Anupam B   Trends in Diversity and Representativeness of Health Care Workers in the United States, 2000 to 2019 JAMA network open, 2021; 4(7): e2117086.
Ly Dan P   Age, disability, and household composition of nurses and physicians who are not in the labor force PloS one, 2021; 16(2): e0247967.
Ly Dan P   Association Between US News & World Report Medical School Ranking and Physician Opioid Prescribing for New Low Back Pain, 2011-2014 Journal of general internal medicine, 2020; 35(3): 961-964.
Ly Dan P   Evaluation and Treatment Patterns of New Low Back Pain Episodes for Elderly Adults in the United States, 2011-2014 Medical care, 2020; 58(2): 108-113.
Ly Dan P   Differences Within Practices in Opioid-Prescribing Patterns of Orthopedic Surgeons and in Subsequent Rates of Chronic Opioid Use, 2012-2014 Journal of general internal medicine, 2019; 34(4): 529-531.
Ly Dan P   Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Evaluation and Management of Pain in the Outpatient Setting, 2006-2015 Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), 2019; 20(2): 223-232.
Ly Dan P   Rates of Advanced Imaging by Practice Peers After Malpractice Injury Reports in Florida, 2009-2013 JAMA internal medicine, 2019; 58(2): 108-113.
Ly Dan P, Seabury Seth A, Jena Anupam B   Characteristics of U.S. Physician Marriages, 2000-2015: An Analysis of Data From a U.S. Census Survey Annals of internal medicine, 2018; 168(5): 375-376.
Ly Dan P, Cutler David M   Factors of U.S. Hospitals Associated with Improved Profit Margins: An Observational Study Journal of general internal medicine, 2018; 33(7): 1020-1027.
Patel Yash M, Ly Dan P, Hicks Tanner, Jena Anupam B   Proportion of Non-US-Born and Noncitizen Health Care Professionals in the United States in 2016 JAMA, 2018; 320(21): 2265-2267.
Ly Dan P, Jena Anupam B   Sex Differences in Time Spent on Household Activities and Care of Children Among US Physicians, 2003-2016 Mayo Clinic proceedings, 2018; 93(10): 1484-1487.
Ly Dan P, Seabury Seth A, Jena Anupam B   Hours Worked Among US Dual Physician Couples With Children, 2000 to 2015 JAMA internal medicine, 2017; 177(10): 1524-1525.
Ly Dan P, Seabury Seth A, Jena Anupam B   Differences in incomes of physicians in the United States by race and sex: observational study BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2016; 353: i2923.
Ly Dan P, Seabury Seth A, Jena Anupam B   Divorce among physicians and other healthcare professionals in the United States: analysis of census survey data BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2015; 350(2): h706.
Ly Dan P, Glied Sherry A   The impact of managed care contracting on physicians Journal of general internal medicine, 2014; 29(1): 237-42.
Ly Dan P, Glied Sherry A   Variations in the service quality of medical practices The American journal of managed care, 2013; 19(11): e378-85.
Cutler David M, Ly Dan P   The (paper) work of medicine: understanding international medical costs The journal of economic perspectives : a journal of the American Economic Association, 2011; 25(2): 3-25.
Ly Dan P, Jha Ashish K, Epstein Arnold M   The association between hospital margins, quality of care, and closure or other change in operating status Journal of general internal medicine, 2011; 26(11): 1291-6.
Ly Dan P, Glied Sherry A   Disparities in service quality among insured adult patients seen in physicians' offices Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25(4): 357-62.
Ly Dan P, Lopez Lenny, Isaac Thomas, Jha Ashish K   How do black-serving hospitals perform on patient safety indicators? Implications for national public reporting and pay-for-performance Medical care, 2010; 48(12): 1133-7.
Ly Dan P, Giuriato Mia A, Song Zirui   Changes in Prescription Drug and Health Care Use Over 9 Years After the Large Drug Price Increase for Colchicine JAMA internal medicine, 2023; .
Faiz Jessica, Essien Utibe R, Washington Donna L, Ly Dan P   Racial and Ethnic Differences in Barriers Faced by Medical College Admission Test Examinees and Their Association With Medical School Application and Matriculation JAMA health forum, 2023; 4(4): e230498.

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