Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. He directs Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s research focuses on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on the role of government programs, biomedical innovation, and economics. Most recently, Dr. Bhattacharya’s research studies three topics: (1) the implications of population aging for future population health and medical spending in developed countries; (2) the implementation of payment reform under the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization ACT (MACRA); and (3) the role of biomedical innovation on health. Dr. Bhattacharya’s peer-reviewed research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals. He holds an MD and PhD in economics from Stanford University.