J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Dr. J. Michael McWilliams is the Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Health Care Policy and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. McWilliams’s research spans questions related to healthcare spending, quality, access and disparities, with an overarching goal of informing the development of systems, markets and regulatory policy that support value and equity in health care. He leads research funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Cancer Institute, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a range of topics, including the design and impact of payment systems, the organization of medical practice, and the validity and deployment of quality measures. Dr. McWilliams’s research has earned several honors, including the AcademyHealth HSR Impact Award and distinctions for specific papers from AcademyHealth, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. He received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine, a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research, and a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and an Associate Editor for JAMA Internal Medicine. Dr. McWilliams received his BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University. He completed his residency in general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.