Dr.Amol Navathe is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. Prior to joining UPenn, he served as a Medical Officer and Senior Program Manager for the Comparative Effectiveness Research program, in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Amol is a practicing physician, health economist, and engineer with a deep expertise in delivery transformation and policy design. His work on the utilization of advanced health data analytics and technology to improve healthcare delivery has been implemented at numerous large health systems. Amolcompleted his medical training at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, his residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and obtained his PhD in HealthCare Management and Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Amol’s expertise is focused in two core areas: (1) clinician and healthcare organization economic behavior and behavior change, including incentive design, and (2) applications of informatics to address health services research questions. These streams include a mix of pragmatic clinical trials and observational data analyses. His research currently focuses on bundled payments, applications of behavioral economics to physicians and non-physician clinicians, optimal use of performance feedback in healthcare, and design of predictive models to drive behavior change.
His thought leadership led to the founding of a new disciplinary academic journal “Health Care: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation (Elsevier)” where he serves as its Co-Editor-in-Chief.He is alsothe Founding Director of the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation. His work on improving healthcare costs and quality has been published in numerous leading journals including The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Healthcare, and other leading academic journals.
Amol is inspired to transform healthcare delivery for his patients. As a practicing physician, he sees the complexity and hardships of healthcare financing and delivery in a very personal way. He is inspired by his patients on a day-to-day basis and hopes that his work will improve their lives and those of Americans nationwide.
Amol is also an avid tennis player. He played on his high school team and was ranked in his age group among the top 30 players in Georgia. His wife Reshama is also a physician, who specializes in high-risk pregnancy care. They met at UPenn in the medical school. They have two children, Ayush and Diya .