J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD's Bio
J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD is the Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Health Care Policy and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. McWilliams’s research spans questions related to health care spending, quality, access and disparities, with an overarching goal of informing the development of systems, markets, and regulatory policy that support value and equity in health care. He leads research funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Cancer Institute, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Laura and John Arnold Foundation on a range of topics, including the effects of payment incentives, risk adjustment, provider consolidation, the deployment of quality measures, and opportunities for more efficient care.
McWilliams’s research has earned several honors, including the AcademyHealth HSR Impact Award and distinctions for specific papers from AcademyHealth, the Society of General Internal Medicine, the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, and Health Affairs. He received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine, a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research, and a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and currently serves as a member of the FAIR Health Academic Advisory Board and the board of directors for the Institute for Accountable Care.
McWilliams received his BS with highest distinction in biology as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his MD magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University. He completed his residency in general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.