Amresh D. Hanchate, PhD

Amresh Hanchate
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


I am an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Health Economist at VA Boston Healthcare System. My research spans multiple areas: a) disparities in healthcare access and outcomes, b) health reform, c) health outcomes evaluation, and d) comparative and cost effectiveness.

I have many years of investigator experience studying the role of uninsurance, out-of-pocket costs and limited health literacy in understanding racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare utilization and outcomes, with recent applications to acute stroke, joint replacement and HPV vaccination.

Current research covers: a) impact of Massachusetts health reform on access to care, b) national estimates in inpatient disparities for Hispanics, c) disparities in access to ED care, and d) sensitivity of veterans demand for VA care to external (non-VA) local and regional conditions. Other topics of current research include, disparities in adoption of HPV vaccination, joint replacement procedure use, comparative effectiveness of high vs. low intensity VTE prophylaxis agents, and modeling the impact of low health literacy on health outcomes.

I also have extensive experience in the use of large observations data (clinical, administrative and survey), and expertise in the application of advanced statistical and econometric methods. My research has been funded by NIH, AHRQ and VA.

Other Positions

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • University of Wisconsin Madison, PhD
  • University of Pittsburgh, MA
  • Loyola College in Maryland, BA


  • Published on 6/15/2020

    Perkins RB, Legler A, Jansen E, Bernstein J, Pierre-Joseph N, Eun TJ, Biancarelli DL, Schuch TJ, Leschly K, Fenton ATHR, Adams WG, Clark JA, Drainoni ML, Hanchate A. Improving HPV Vaccination Rates: A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2020 Jun 15. PMID: 32540986.

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  • Published on 6/9/2020

    Ko D, Kapoor A, Rose AJ, Hanchate AD, Miller D, Winter MR, Palmisano JN, Henault LE, Fredman L, Walkey AJ, Tripodis Y, Karcz A, Hylek EM. Temporal trends in pharmacologic prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism after hip and knee replacement in older adults. Vasc Med. 2020 Jun 09; 1358863X20927096. PMID: 32516054.

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  • Published on 6/3/2020

    Kim EJ, Abrahams S, Marrast L, Martinez J, Hanchate AD, Conigliaro J. Significance of Multiple Adverse Social Determinants of Health on the Diagnosis, Control, and Management of Diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun 03. PMID: 32495092.

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  • Published on 3/16/2020

    Kressin NR, Terrin N, Hanchate AD, Price LL, Moreno-Koehler A, LeClair A, Suzukida J, Kher S, Freund KM. Is insurance instability associated with hypertension outcomes and does this vary by race/ethnicity? BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 16; 20(1):216. PMID: 32178663.

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  • Published on 12/2/2019

    Banerjee S, McCormick D, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lin MY, Hanchate AD. Association between degree of exposure to the Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program and 30-day mortality: experience from the first four years of Medicare's pay-for-performance program. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec 02; 19(1):921. PMID: 31791322.

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  • Published on 11/29/2019

    Kim EJ, Parker VA, Liebschutz JM, Conigliaro J, DeGeorge J, Hanchate AD. Association Between Ambulatory Care Utilization and Coronary Artery Disease Outcomes by Race/Ethnicity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 12 03; 8(23):e013372. PMID: 31779562.

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  • Published on 10/16/2019

    Kim EJ, Parker VA, Liebschutz JM, Conigliaro J, DeGeorge J, Hanchate AD. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Healthcare Utilization among Medicare Fee-For-Service Enrollees. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 12; 34(12):2697-2699. PMID: 31621044.

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  • Published on 9/4/2019

    Hanchate AD, Paasche-Orlow MK, Baker WE, Lin MY, Banerjee S, Feldman J. Association of Race/Ethnicity With Emergency Department Destination of Emergency Medical Services Transport. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 09 04; 2(9):e1910816. PMID: 31490537.

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  • Published on 5/2/2019

    Kim EJ, Simonson J, Jacome S, Conigliaro J, Hanchate AD, Hajizadeh N. Disparities in complementary alternative medicine use and asthma exacerbation in the United States. J Asthma. 2019 May 02; 1-9. PMID: 31045459.

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  • Published on 4/16/2019

    Eun TJ, Hanchate A, Fenton AT, Clark JA, Aurora MN, Drainoni ML, Perkins RB. Relative contributions of parental intention and provider recommendation style to HPV and meningococcal vaccine receipt. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019; 15(10):2460-2465. PMID: 30862301.

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