This week, we would like to introduce you to another member of our National Advisory Committee, José Pagán, PhD.
José Pagán is a Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Pagán is also Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in economics from The University of New Mexico. His research work centers on the effects of uninsurance on health care access and quality in local health care markets. He was a consultant on community uninsurance and health care quality for the 2009 report by the Institute of Medicine on the consequences of uninsurance. Dr. Pagán was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and the recipient of a 2007 Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the RWJF Health and Society Scholars Program and the RJWF Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative NAC.
We asked Dr. Pagán to discuss what he perceives to be the greatest challenges and opportunities in health care today and how the INQRI program has influenced his views.