Daniel E. Polsky, who received a PhD in economics from our department in 1996, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine. NAM is an independent organization of professionals from diverse fields, including health and medicine, and the natural, social, and behavioral sciences. Its mission is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.
Daniel is a professor of medicine, the executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and the Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management in the Wharton School. He is a health economist nationally recognized for advancing the fundamental understanding of the tradeoffs between quality of care and health spending, and the methodology for economic evaluations within randomized clinical trials. Read more on Penn Today.