Seminar Series – Boris Vabson

Privatizing Health Insurance: Medicare Advantage vs. Traditional Medicare

Boris Vabson is a research faculty member at Harvard Medical School. His academic research focuses on health insurance payment systems and markets. He is also a nonresident fellow at the USC-Schaeffer Center and a nonresident fellow in health policy at the American Enterprise Institute. Alongside his academic work, Boris is a strategic advisor to several major health tech and health insurance companies.

Boris’s academic work focuses on health insurance payment systems and markets, with a particular focus on Medicaid and Medicare. Boris looks at opportunities for improving the cost-efficiency and performance of the two major programs. He also studies the ongoing privatization of these programs—specifically, how privatization should be structured to optimize outcomes—and the impact of different health insurance design features. His research has been published in top academic journals and covered by major news media outlets. His work on Medicare Advantage was named a finalist for the NIHCM Research Awards.

He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He received his AB from Dartmouth in Economics and Mathematics.

Contact Danielle Martinez if you would like to attend the seminar via Zoom, or meet with the speaker in person.

Event Date
Tuesday, March 05, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific
Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD), 116 Classroom
645 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089