Phone: (914) 594- 2041
Department of Health Policy and Management
School of Health Sciences and Practice
New York Medical College
19 Skyline Drive, 2N-B10
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Dr.P.H. Program & Resources:
Dr. Block is a health economist with deep experience in the hospital, health plan and government sectors. He has research interests in how individuals make decisions in health care markets and his research activities focus on patient selection of hospitals, patient selection of insurance plans and diffusion of innovation in the market.
He worked developing contracting models for value based purchasing for a major hospital system and has worked extensively performing financial analysis and evaluation of medical management programs for a large Medicaid managed care plan. Dr. Block spent several years developing the legislation on the Affordable Care Act as an Economist at the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation and subsequently wrote regulations and regulatory impact analyses for key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Block teaches health economics and guest lectures on all aspects of the U.S. Health care system. Dr. Block’s work experience gives him an intimate knowledge of the workings and development of the Affordable Care Act.
Ph.D. in Health Policy Concentrating in Economics from Harvard University
B.A. in Neuroscience from Amherst College