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Faculty & Staff Honors

Columbia: Professor Adam Sacarny Receives 2019 AcademyHealth Publication of the Year Award

Dr. Adam Sacarny, assistant professor of health policy and management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, received the Publication of the Year award from AcademyHealth for his research on overprescribing in Medicare. The award-winning publication, “Effect of Peer Comparison Letters for High-Volume Primary Care Prescribers of Quetiapine in Older and Disabled Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” was published in JAMA Psychiatry in October 2018. According to AcademyHealth, the award “recognizes the best and most relevant peer-reviewed, scientific work that the fields of health services research and health policy have produced and published in the prior calendar year.”

Dr. Sacarny’s research explores the relationship between health care payment policy; provider and patient decision-making; and clinical quality. Much of this work involves using randomized controlled trials to test interventions in the health care delivery system. His research on health care providers has studied the effects of behavioral interventions on overprescribing, the adoption of hospital documentation and coding practices, and the relationship between hospital clinical outcomes and market share.

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