Anupam B. Jena

Adjunct Scholar

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Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D. is an assistant professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and an assistant physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he practices general inpatient medicine and teaches medical residents.

Dr. Jena's research involves several areas of health economics and policy including medical malpractice, the economics of medical innovation and cost-effectiveness, geographic variation in medical care, and insurance benefit design. Using unique data from a nationwide professional liability insurer, Dr. Jena's work on malpractice has provided new estimates of medical malpractice risk according to physician specialty, the costs of defending malpractice claims, and outcomes of malpractice claims undergoing litigation.


  • Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 2012-present; Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012-present
  • Assistant in Medicine, Hospital Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012-present
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012-present
  • Senior Fellow, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California, 2011-2012
  • Consultant, Precision Health Economics, LLC, 2006-present
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 2002


M.D., University of Chicago

Ph.D., economics, University of Chicago

B.A., B.S., economics and biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology