Jose Francisco Figueroa
Primary Faculty

Jose Francisco Figueroa

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management

Other Positions

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medicine-Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also a practicing Internist and Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he serves as the Faculty Director of the BWH Medicine Residency Management & Leadership Pathway.

Dr. Figueroa received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

His main research interests focus on understanding the drivers of health care spending and poor clinical outcomes among older, vulnerable populations with complex needs. To date, this has included work on racial and ethnic minorities, older adults with frailty, people with disabilities, and people with serious mental illness. His research also focuses on evaluating how policy interventions and payment reform aimed at improving quality of care and controlling costs are working, and in particular, how they affect safety-net providers and hospitals.

To support his work, Dr. Figueroa has previously received the HMS DICP Fellowship, the Harvard Catalyst NIH KL2 Award, the Harvard Global Health Institute Burke Global Health Fellowship, and the BWH Faculty Development Award. He has also received grants from the Commonwealth Fund, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Harvard Center for AIDS Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

MD, Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston

MPH, Health Policy
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston

Internal Medicine Residency
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston