Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D., is a transplant hepatologist with training in health services and policy research. His major area of interest relates to policy impacts on the organization, delivery and financing of specialty care.
Dr. Talwalkar's research interests are pursued in collaboration with colleagues from the Division of Health Care Policy and Research and the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.
- Performance measurement and quality improvement
- Alternative payment and delivery system models
- Health insurance coverage
- Physician workforce
Significance to patient care
The research performed by Dr. Talwalkar and his colleagues contributes to identifying the impacts and unintended consequences of health care policy enactment and reform on the clinical practice of medicine.