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José A. Pagán, Ph.D.

Term: January 1, 2010 - August 31, 2016

Dr. Pagán is the Director of the Center for Health Innovation at The New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Pagán is also Professor in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from The University of New Mexico in 1995.

His research work centers on population health management and health care access. Dr. Pagán has served as a consultant on health insurance coverage for the Institute of Medicine and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health Economists. Dr. Pagán was the Principal Investigator of a three-year, $7.3 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop and implement the Brookdale Senior Living Transitions of Care Program. In 2007 he and Dr. Dominick Frosch received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs on health behaviors.

Dr. Pagán was Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (2009-2013) and Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Population Health Policy at the University of Texas-Pan American (2005-2009). He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico (1999) and an RWJF Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2003-2005).