Adam Sacarny

Adam Sacarny

Adam Sacarny

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 W 168th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10032
New York NY USA 10032
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Dr. Sacarny's research explores the relationship between health care payment policy, provider and patient decision-making, and clinical quality. Much of this work involves using randomized controlled trials to test interventions in the health care delivery system. His research on health care providers has studied the effects of behavioral interventions on overprescribing, the adoption of hospital documentation and coding practices, and the relationship between hospital clinical outcomes and market share.



PhD, 2014, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, 2007, Columbia University

Columbia Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Honors & Awards

AcademyHealth Publication-of-the-Year Award
Finalist, NIHCM Research Award

Areas of Expertise

Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Insurance, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Providers, Medicaid/Medicare, Quality of Care

Select Publications

Peer Comparison Letters for High Volume Primary Care Prescribers of Quetiapine in Older and Disabled Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial (with Michael Barnett, Jackson Le, Frank Tetkoski, David Yokum, and Shantanu Agrawal, JAMA Psychiatry, October 2018)
Technological Diffusion Across Hospitals: The Case of a Revenue-Generating Practice (Journal of Health Economics, July 2018)
Is the U.S. Healthcare System Wasteful and Inefficient? A Review of the Evidence (with Sherry Glied - Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, October 2018)

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