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Joanne Spetz, PhD

Joanne Spetz, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Joanne Spetz is Director and Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) at UCSF. She also is Associate Director for Research at the Institute and at Healthforce Center at UCSF. Her research focuses on the health care workforce and organization of health care services, including how these influence adoption of new technologies and processes of care, and the resulting quality of care. With training in economics, she has expertise in the analysis of large secondary datasets, mixed methods evaluation research, survey research, and econometric analysis. She teaches health economics and finance in the Master’s in Translational Medicine program.

Research Overview:

Health workforce and the organization and delivery of healthcare services
Dr. Spetz uses econometric and mixed methods to study the organization of the health workforce and delivery of healthcare services, primarily with large secondary and survey-based datasets.

Computational health science interests: