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Aditi P. Sen, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 454
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
MA, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
BA, Yale University, 2005


Aditi P. Sen is a health economist and assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research addresses the potential of innovative payment and delivery models, as well as insurance design, to improve the quality and value of health care. Specifically, she is interested in how varying financial, behavioral, and organizational incentives impact provider behaviors, including the “disadoption” of low-value services, prescription of high-price drugs, and provision of mental health services. In addition, her research seeks to apply insights from behavioral economics to understand provider and consumer behavior. From 2015-16, she was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also served for a year on the staff of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Sen received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. in health economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Health economics
  • Health care policy
  • Health care reform
  • Physician payment
  • Behavioral economics

Most recent publications:

  • Sen, A.P., Chen, L.M., Cox, D., and Epstein, A.M. Most Marketplace Plans Included At Least 25 Percent of Local-Area Physicians, but Enrollment Disparities Remained. Health Affairs, in press.
  • Joynt, K.E., Sen, A.P., Samson, L.W., Zuckerman, R., DeLew, N., and Epstein, A.M. Elements of Program Design in Medicare’s Value-Based and Alternative Payment Models: A Narrative Review. Journal of General Internal Medicine, in press.
  • Navathe, A.S., Sen, A.P., Rosenthal, M.B., Ubel, P.A., Emanuel, E.J., and Volpp, K.G. (2016). New Strategies for Aligning Physicians with Health System Incentives. American Journal of Managed Care, 22(9): 610-612.
  • Emanuel, E.J., Ubel, P.A., Kessler, J.B., Meyer, G., Muller, R.W., Navathe, A.S., Patel, P., Pearl, R., Rosenthal, M.B., Sacks, L., Sen, A.P., Sherman, P., and Volpp, K.G. (2016). Using Behavioral Economics to Design Physician Incentives That Deliver High-Value Care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(2): 114-119.
  • Sen, A.P., Sewell, T.B., Riley, E.B., et al. (2014). Financial Incentives for Home-Based Health Monitoring: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(5): 770-777.
  • A Blueprint for Transforming Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Delaware