Ashish Kumar Jha, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine

Ashish Kumar Jha
72 E. Concord St


Ashish Kumar Jha is an Indian American general internist physician and academic serving as Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Previously, he was a health scholar, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, and a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Dr. Jha is recognized as one of the leading health policy scholars in the nation.

Dr. Jha’s research centers on improving the quality and cost of health care, focusing on improving the quality and costs of healthcare systems with a specialized focus on the impact of policies. Dr. Jha has published over two hundred papers in prestigious journals and heads a personal blog which focuses on using statistical data research to improve health quality. Dr. Jha is a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Other Positions

  • Dean, Brown University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Columbia University, BA


  • Published on 2/29/2024

    Salas RN, Burke LG, Phelan J, Wellenius GA, Orav EJ, Jha AK. Impact of extreme weather events on healthcare utilization and mortality in the United States. Nat Med. 2024 Apr; 30(4):1118-1126. PMID: 38424213.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/6/2024

    Daskalakis D, Romanik N, Jha AK. Lessons From the Mpox Response. JAMA. 2024 Feb 06; 331(5):387-388. PMID: 38190180.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/30/2023

    Burke LG, Burke RC, Orav EJ, Bryan AF, Friend TH, Richardson DA, Jha AK, Tsai TC. Trends in performance of hospital outpatient procedures and associated 30-day costs among Medicare beneficiaries from 2011 to 2018. Healthc (Amst). 2023 Dec; 11(4):100718. PMID: 37913606.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/26/2023

    Becerra X, Jha A. Project NextGen - Defeating SARS-CoV-2 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic. N Engl J Med. 2023 Aug 31; 389(9):773-775. PMID: 37494477.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/25/2023

    Jha AK. Preparing the United States for the Next Pandemic. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Sep; 176(9):1277-1278. PMID: 37487211.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Burke LG, Burke RC, Orav EJ, Duggan CE, Figueroa JF, Jha AK. Association of Academic Medical Center Presence With Clinical Outcomes at Neighboring Community Hospitals Among Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 01; 6(2):e2254559. PMID: 36723939.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2022

    Tsai TC, Orav EJ, Jha AK, Figueroa JF. National Estimates of Increase in US Mechanical Ventilator Supply During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 01; 5(8):e2224853. PMID: 35917126.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/21/2022

    Rubin EJ, Baden LR, Jha A, Morrissey S. Audio Interview: A Look at the U.S. Government's Covid-19 Strategy. N Engl J Med. 2022 07 21; 387(3):e11. PMID: 35857665.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Figueroa JF, Katz IT, Hyle EP, Horneffer KE, Nambiar K, Phelan J, Orav EJ, Jha AK. The Association Of HIV With Health Care Spending And Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Apr; 41(4):581-588. PMID: 35377765.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Tsai TC, Jacobson BH, Griggs D, Jha AK, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Marketplace Health Insurance Ratings: Most Potential Enrollees Have Access To Plans Of Medium Or High Quality. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 03; 41(3):390-397. PMID: 35254939.

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