MSc, University of Chicago, 2015
PhD, University of Colorado, 2013
MS, Dartmouth College, 2008
BS, Northwestern University, 2006
William V. Padula, PhD is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. His research explores problems in health economics and health services research with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality improvement of hospital care. He has performed innovative research comparing the effectiveness of quality improvement strategies to prevent hospital-acquired conditions in the hospital setting, particularly with regards to pressure ulcer prevention. He has also studied the cost-effectiveness of thoroughly implementing quality improvement strategies. In 2015, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the University of Chicago and lead an AHRQ-funded investigation to develop predictive algorithms of patient risk for developing pressure ulcers in the hospital setting.
He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research from the University of Colorado, M.S. in Analytics from the University of Chicago, M.S. in Evaluative Clinical Science from Dartmouth College, and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University. He is the recipient of several awards, including the AcademyHealth 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award, and has been named the Annals of Internal Medicine’s top reviewer three times.
Honors and Awards
Research Award, Best New Investigator, International Society of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research (ISPOR) European Congress 2016
Young Investigator Award, Society for Advancement in Wound Care (SAWC) 2016
“Top Reviewer” for Annals of Internal Medicine in 2013, 2014 and 2015
Outstanding Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, AcademyHealth 2015
Best-in-Show, M.Sc. Analytics Thesis Defense, University of Chicago 2015
Diversity Small Grant Award recipient from University of Chicago Medicine in both Spring and Fall of 2014
Best Abstract, Health Services Research Category by a Fellow, Department of Medicine Research Day, University of Chicago 2014