Austin B. Frakt, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

85 E. Newton St Fuller Building

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM
  • Cornell University, BS


  • Published on 1/4/2018

    Frakt AB, Chernew ME. The Importance of Relative Prices in Health Care Spending. JAMA. 2018 Jan 04. PMID: 29302693.

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  • Published on 11/28/2017

    Frakt AB, Jha AK. Face the Facts: We Need to Change the Way We Do Pay for Performance. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Nov 28. PMID: 29181535.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Carroll AE, Frakt AB. Children's Health Must Remain a Focus in the Recovery From Hurricane Harvey. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Nov 01; 171(11):1029-1030. PMID: 28915293.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/24/2017

    Lyon ZM, Feyman Y, Johnson GM, Frakt AB. Quality of provider-offered Medicare Advantage plans. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Oct 24. PMID: 29066615.

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  • Published on 8/22/2017

    Frakt AB, Bagley N. Why It's So Hard for Insurers to Compete Over Technology. JAMA. 2017 Aug 22; 318(8):687-688. PMID: 28829860.

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  • Published on 8/21/2017

    Garrido MM, Allman RM, Pizer SD, Rudolph JL, Thomas KS, Sperber NR, Van Houtven CH, Frakt AB. Innovation in a Learning Health Care System: Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov; 65(11):2446-2451. PMID: 28832927.

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  • Published on 5/23/2017

    Burke LG, Frakt AB, Khullar D, Orav EJ, Jha AK. Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in US Hospitals. JAMA. 2017 May 23; 317(20):2105-2113. PMID: 28535236.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Frakt AB, Trafton J, Pizer SD. The association of mental health program characteristics and patient satisfaction. Am J Manag Care. 2017 May 01; 23(5):e129-e137. PMID: 28810128.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Johnson G, Lyon ZM, Frakt A. Provider-Offered Medicare Advantage Plans: Recent Growth And Care Quality. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Mar 01; 36(3):539-547. PMID: 28264957.

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  • Published on 10/11/2016

    Sachs RE, Frakt AB. Innovation-Innovation Tradeoffs in Drug Pricing. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Dec 20; 165(12):871-872. PMID: 27723887.

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