Ashish Kumar Jha MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine


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Ashish Kumar Jha

General Internal Medicine


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


MD, Harvard Medical School, 1997

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2004

BA, Columbia University, 1992


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.

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.

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.

Published on 1/12/2022

Lam MB, Friend TH, Erfani P, Orav EJ, Jha AK, Figueroa JF. ACO Spending and Utilization Among Medicare Patients at the End of Life: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 10; 37(13):3275-3282. PMID: 35022958.

Published on 12/22/2021

Tsai TC, Jacobson BH, Orav EJ, Jha AK. Association of community-level social vulnerability with US acute care hospital intensive care unit capacity during COVID-19. Healthc (Amst). 2022 Mar; 10(1):100611. PMID: 34979442.

Published on 12/1/2021

Tsugawa Y, Dimick JB, Jena AB, Maggard-Gibbons M, Blumenthal DM, Gross N, Jha AK. Comparison of Patient Outcomes of Surgeons Who Are US Versus International Medical Graduates. Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e1047-e1055. PMID: 31850990.

Published on 12/1/2021

Figueroa JF, Horneffer KE, Riley K, Abiona O, Arvin M, Atsma F, Bernal-Delgado E, Blankart CR, Bowden N, Deeny S, Estupiñán-Romero F, Gauld R, Hansen TM, Haywood P, Janlov N, Knight H, Lorenzoni L, Marino A, Or Z, Pellet L, Orlander D, Penneau A, Schoenfeld AJ, Shatrov K, Skudal KE, Stafford M, van de Galien O, van Gool K, Wodchis WP, Tanke M, Jha AK, Papanicolas I. A methodology for identifying high-need, high-cost patient personas for international comparisons. Health Serv Res. 2021 12; 56 Suppl 3:1302-1316. PMID: 34755334.

Published on 11/12/2021

Erfani P, Phelan J, Orav EJ, Figueroa JF, Jha AK, Lam MB. Spending outcomes among patients with cancer in accountable care organizations 4 years after implementation. Cancer. 2022 03 01; 128(5):1093-1100. PMID: 34767638.

Published on 9/21/2021

Jha AK. Data: The Lifeblood of the Public Health Response to COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2021 12; 174(12):1757-1758. PMID: 34543587.

Published on 8/14/2021

Papanicolas I, Figueroa JF, Schoenfeld AJ, Riley K, Abiona O, Arvin M, Atsma F, Bernal-Delgado E, Bowden N, Blankart CR, Deeny S, Estupiñán-Romero F, Gauld R, Haywood P, Janlov N, Knight H, Lorenzoni L, Marino A, Or Z, Penneau A, Shatrov K, Stafford M, van de Galien O, van Gool K, Wodchis W, Jha AK. Differences in health care spending and utilization among older frail adults in high-income countries: ICCONIC hip fracture persona. Health Serv Res. 2021 12; 56 Suppl 3:1335-1346. PMID: 34390254.

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