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 5/23/2024

    Barr E, Gantz HY, Russell G, Hanchate A. Impact of health insurance education program on health care professional students: An interventional study. J Eval Clin Pract. 2024 May 23. PMID: 38783690.

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  • Published on 4/23/2024

    Lin MY, Hanchate AD, Frakt AB, Burgess JF, Carey K. Association between physician-hospital integration and inpatient care delivery in accountable care organizations: An instrumental variable analysis. Health Serv Res. 2024 Apr 23. PMID: 38654539.

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  • Published on 2/10/2024

    Cole MB, Strackman BW, Lasser KE, Lin MY, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hanchate AD. Medicaid Expansion and Preventable Emergency Department Use by Race/Ethnicity. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Jun; 66(6):989-998. PMID: 38342480.

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  • Published on 1/3/2024

    Rose SW, Strackman BW, Gilbert ON, Lasser KE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lin MY, Saylor G, Hanchate AD. Disparities by Sex, Race, and Ethnicity in Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplants Among Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031021. PMID: 38166429.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Hari K, O'Connell N, Taylor YJ, Moore JB, Bosworth H, Hanchate A, Pokharel Y. Patient Characteristics Associated with Telemedicine Use for Diabetes Mellitus Care: Experience of a University Health System. South Med J. 2024 Jan; 117(1):16-22. PMID: 38151246.

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  • Published on 11/6/2023

    Lenoir KM, Paul R, Wright E, Palakshappa D, Pajewski NM, Hanchate A, Hughes JM, Gabbard J, Wells BJ, Dulin M, Houlihan J, Callahan KE. The Association of Frailty and Neighborhood Disadvantage with Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in Older Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Mar; 39(4):643-651. PMID: 37932543.

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  • 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 Oct 01; 61(10):627-635. 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 Nov; 38(15):3295-3302. PMID: 37488369.

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  • Published on 7/17/2023

    Zimmer RP, Hanchate AD, Palakshappa D, Aguilar A, Wiseman K, Crotts CI, Abdelfattah L, McNeill S, Sostaita D, Montez K. Perceptions of North Carolina's Medicaid Transformation: A Qualitative Study. N C Med J. 2023; 84(6). PMID: 38919377.

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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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