A. Mark Fendrick, MD
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
University of Michigan
Dr. Fendrick's research focuses on the clinical and economic assessment of medical interventions with special attention to the study of emerging technologies. He has performed analyses of interventions for several common conditions including: gallbladder disease, heartburn/gastroesophageal reflux disease, arthritis/inflammatory conditions, viral infections, coronary heart disease, pediatric vaccinations, and cancer screening. These analyses are supplemented by research describing how outcomes research data can be incorporated into clinical practice and how they impact health care systems.
Dr. Fendrick has authored over 100 articles and book chapters and has given several national and international presentations pertaining to outcomes research and economic evaluation of medical interventions. He is the Co-editor in chief of The American Journal of Managed Care and is an editorial board member for 3 additional peer-reviewed publications. He has collaborated with several government agencies and professional societies and has consulted for numerous health care companies. Dr. Fendrick has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care (ISTAHC) and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
Michael E. Chernew, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy
Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Chernew is a professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. One major area of his research focuses on assessing the impact of managed care on the health care marketplace, with an emphasis on examining the impact of managed care on health care cost growth and on the use of medical technology. Other research has examined determinants of patient choice of hospital and the impact of health plan performance measures on employee and employer selection of health plans.
Dr. Chernew is a member of the Commonwealth Foundation's Commission on a High Performance Health Care System. In 2000 and 2004, he served on technical advisory panels for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that reviewed the assumptions used by the Medicare actuaries to assess the financial status of the Medicare trust funds. In 1998, he was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Public Health. In 1999, he received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from the Association of Health Services Research. Dr. Chernew is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is on the editorial boards of Health Affairs and Medical Care Research and Review. He is also a senior associate editor of Health Services Research.