Jalpa Doshi, PhD
Director of Value Based Insurance Design Initiatives, CHIBE
Associate Director, CHIBE
Associate Professor of Medicine at Perelman School of Medicine
Jalpa A. Doshi, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also Director of Value Based Insurance Design Initiatives at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics and Director of the Economic Evaluations Unit of the Center for Evidence-based Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of her research program is to understand how pharmaceuticals can be better accessed and utilized in the health care system to improve health care quality while balancing costs. Her research focuses on three broad areas. First, it examines the impact of prescription benefit design and reimbursement policies on access to prescription drugs, and the quality and cost of health care. Second, her work focuses on the prevalence, causes, outcomes, and costs of suboptimal medication use in chronic diseases and the clinical and economic impact of innovative behavioral economics or policy interventions for improving medication adherence and management. Third, her research focuses on advancing the methods used in pharmaceutical outcomes and cost-effectiveness research so as to enhance its usefulness in real world decision-making by patients, providers, payers, and policymakers. In recent years, her research program in all three areas has particularly focused on specialty drugs, which have become increasingly important treatment options for patients with serious, rare, and/or chronic diseases such as cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Doshi has published widely on these topics in leading health policy and clinical journals. She has also coauthored Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials (Oxford University Press), the first book dedicated entirely to this topic. In addition to her research and administrative roles, she also enjoys teaching international audiences in India, China, Taiwan, and Singapore. In recognition of her research, Dr. Doshi has received several awards and honors from national and international organizations such as the American Geriatrics Society, American Heart Association, AcademyHealth, Drug Information Association, Patient Access Network Foundation, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. She currently serves as Co-Editor of the Value in Health journal.