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Adam E. Block, Ph.D.

Adam Block, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Public Health: Division of Health Policy and Management

Email:‌ ablock4@nymc.edu

Phone: (914) 594-2041


Department of Public Health
School of Health Sciences and Practice New York Medical College
19 Skyline Drive, 2N-B10
Hawthorne, NY 10532

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Adam E. Block, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College.  He 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, as well as evaluations of medical technology.

Prior to joining New York Medical College in 2017, 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, as well as a doctoral seminar in government regulation in markets and advises dissertations.  In addition, he regularly guest lectures on all aspects of the U.S. health care system at local universities and hospital departments.

Education Profile:

Ph.D. in Health Policy Concentrating in Economics
Graduate Degree Institution: Harvard University
B.A. in Neuroscience
Undergraduate Degree Institution: Amherst College

Select Publications:

Adam E. Block, “Trouble in Paradise: The Financial Woes of Three New York City Startup Health Plans;” Academy Health: National Health Policy Conference: Invited Poster Presentation, Feb 5, 2018.

Adam E. Block, Michael Cohen, Aree Bly and Michael Adelberg ” The Potential Premium Impact Of An Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Change In Four States,” Health Affairs Blog January 4, 2018. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20180103.743476/full/

Adam E. Block “Opinion: Trump’s executive order will have limited impact on insurance market,” Managed Healthcare Executive. October 25, 2017. http://managedhealthcareexecutive.modernmedicine.com/managed-healthcare-executive/news/opinion-trump-s-executive-order-will-have-limited-impact-insurance-market

Joel Ario, Adam E. Block and Ian Spatz, “Premium Rate Variation In Exchanges Is An Eye Opener,” Health Affairs Blog. August 7, 2013. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2013/08/07/premium-rate-variation-in-exchanges-is-an-eye-opener/

Adam E. Block and Douglas M. Norton, “Nurse Labor Effects of Residency Work Hours Limits,” Nursing Economics. 26(6), February, 2009, pp. 368-373.

Adam E. Block, et al, “Patient and Physician Predictors of Post-Fracture Osteoporosis Management,” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23(9) September, 2008, pp. 1447-1451.

Adam E. Block, “Costs and Benefits of Increased Drug Use Due to Direct-To-Consumer Advertising: The Case of Depression”, Pharmacoeconomics. 25(6), June, 2007, pp. 511-521.

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