J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD

DrMcWilliams_cropped.png. 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 healthcare. 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 effects of payment incentives, the validity and deployment of quality measures, and risk adjustment. 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 and the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and former recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research and Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 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.