Associate Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation
Christopher Whaley is an Associate Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and also an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.
His research focuses on how information and financial incentives influence patient’s choice of providers, how providers respond to changes in consumer incentives, and insurance benefit design innovations. His research has been published in leading clinical, health policy, and economics journals, including Health Affairs, JAMA, the Journal of Health Economics, and the New England Journal of Medicine.
A paper in JAMA examines the effects of online price transparency information and was a finalist for the 2015 National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Annual Health Care Research Award.
Chris also received the 2015 AHRQ Director’s Award for a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine on the effect of reference pricing on consumer choice of providers for colonoscopy services. Recent work on reference pricing models has been used by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to design health insurance benefits for its 1.4 million enrollees.
He is currently the principal investigator of an R21 funded by the National Cancer Institute that uses machine-learning methods to examine the effects of the Affordable Care Act and changes in employer sponsored insurance on cancer screening.
Contact Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-393-0411 x 7969.