Finding New Ways to Think About Healthcare

ANDREA REEVES | September 10, 2019

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The intersection of economics and healthcare is heavily reflected in his work. Two of his recent pieces include: “Medicaid Expansion, HIV Testing, and HIV-related Risk Behaviors in the United States” co-authored with Babson Professor John Marthinsen, accepted by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) and “Does State-Mandated Reporting Work? The Case of Surgical Site Infection in CABG Patients,” accepted by Applied Economics. Much of Gai’s research is related to healthcare costs, preventative care, and disparities in health and healthcare—all of which he believes are pressing issues in the healthcare sector. “This is research that can make an impact,” he adds. “It can help policymakers and businesses allocate their resources more effectively.”

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