Amresh D. Hanchate, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine

Amresh Hanchate
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


I am an Associate Professor at Chobanian and Avedisian 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

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


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


  • Published on 8/10/2023

    Hanchate AD, Abdelfattah L, Lin MY, Lasser KE, Paasche-Orlow MK. Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion was Associated With Reductions in the Proportion of Hospitalizations That are Potentially Preventable Among Hispanic and White Adults. Med Care. 2023 Aug 10. PMID: 37582292.

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  • Published on 7/24/2023

    Hanchate AD, Abdelfattah L, Palakshappa D, Montez KG, Crotts C, Zimmer RP. North Carolina's Medicaid Transformation: the Early Enrollee Experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jul 24. PMID: 37488369.

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  • Published on 5/18/2023

    Hanchate AD, Strackman BW, Lin M, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lasser KE, Cole MB. Medicaid expansion associated with no change in emergency department use across racial and ethnic groups. Health Serv Res. 2023 Oct; 58(5):1014-1023. PMID: 37202905.

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  • Published on 2/6/2023

    Carmichael SP, Kline DM, Mowery NT, Miller PR, Meredith JW, Hanchate AD. Geographic Variation in Operative Management of Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction. J Surg Res. 2023 Jun; 286:57-64. PMID: 36753950.

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  • Published on 1/2/2023

    Gillette C, Garvick S, Bates N, Martin CM, Hanchate A, Reuland DS. The Prevalence of Low-Value Prostate Cancer Screening in Primary Care Clinics: A Study Using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 Jan 02. PMID: 36593082.

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  • Published on 10/8/2022

    Casey SM, Legler A, Hanchate AD, Perkins RB. Likelihood of COVID-19 reinfection in an urban community cohort in Massachusetts. Dialogues Health. 2022 Dec; 1:100057. PMID: 36785636.

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  • Published on 8/17/2022

    Denslow S, Wingert JR, Hanchate AD, Rote A, Westreich D, Sexton L, Cheng K, Curtis J, Jones WS, Lanou AJ, Halladay JR. Rural-urban outcome differences associated with COVID-19 hospitalizations in North Carolina. PLoS One. 2022; 17(8):e0271755. PMID: 35976813.

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  • Published on 8/3/2022

    Hanchate AD, Baker WE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Feldman J. Ambulance diversion and ED destination by race/ethnicity: evaluation of Massachusetts' ambulance diversion ban. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Aug 03; 22(1):987. PMID: 35918721.

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  • Published on 5/27/2022

    Jirmanus LZ, Ranker L, Touw S, Mahmood R, Kimball SL, Hanchate A, Lasser KE. Impact of United States 2017 Immigration Policy changes on missed appointments at two Massachusetts Safety-Net Hospitals. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Aug; 24(4):807-818. PMID: 35624394.

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  • Published on 5/1/2022

    Kher S, LeClair AM, Price LL, Terrin N, Kressin N, Hanchate A, Suzukida J, Freund KM. Impact of Insurance Instability and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalizations for Patients with Asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 May; 19(5):867-870. PMID: 34860640.

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