José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D.
José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he also serves as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine, and Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Escarce has published extensively on a variety of topics including physician behavior, medical technology adoption, racial and socioeconomic differences in health care, and the effects of market forces on access, costs, and quality of care. His research interests and expertise include health economics, managed care, physician behavior, racial and ethnic disparities in medical care, immigrant health and technological change in medicine.
Dr. Escarce is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and has served on several NAM committees including the landmark Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care and the recent Committee on Accounting for SES in Medicare Payment Programs. Dr. Escarce has also served on numerous federal committees and advisory boards including the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services, and on the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth. Dr. Escarce is former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Services Research, one of the leading journals in the field. Dr. Escarce graduated from Princeton University, earned a master's degree in physics from Harvard University, and obtained his medical degree and doctorate in health economics from the University of Pennsylvania.