Arnold Epstein

John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management

677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge Building Room 403
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617.432.3415

Executive Assistant:
Bethany Maylone bmaylone@hsph.harvard.edu

Other Affiliations

Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management; Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, HMS; Chief, Section on Health Services and Policy Research, Division of General Medicine (Brigham & Women’s Hospital); Associate Editor, New England Journal of Medicine


Dr. Epstein’s research interests focus on access and quality of care especially for disadvantaged populations. Among ongoing projects are studies that examine:

  1. The impact of Pay-for-Performance on quality of care for low-income patients;
  2. The impact of public quality performance reporting on quality improvement;
  3. The relationship between publicly reported measures of discharge planning and rates of readmission;
  4. Hospital governance and quality of care; and
  5. The relationship between expenditures and quality of care for persons with mental health conditions.


M.D., 1976, Duke University