Hannah Neprash, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Hannah Neprash

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-5818

Office Address:
Phillips Wangensteen Building, 15-229

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Health Policy (Economics Track), Harvard University, 2017

BA, Economics, Government, Oberlin College, 2007


As a health economist, I study how health care providers respond to incentives, both financial and otherwise. My research uses novel sources of data to examine how physician decision-making drives utilization, spending, access, and quality in health care. I am particularly interested in research questions that will inform evidence-based policy during a time of rapid transformation in health care payment and delivery systems.


Health economics, health policy, quasi-experimental methods, public insurance programs, physician behavior, payment and delivery system reform



  • Neprash HT, Zink A, Gray J, Hempstead, K. Physicians’ participation in Medicaid increased only slightly following expansion. Health Affairs 2018; 37(7) 1087-1091. 
  • Neprash HT, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM. Little evidence exists to support the expectation that providers would consolidate to enter new payment models. Health Affairs 2017; 36(2) 346354.
  • Neprash HT, Wallace J, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM. Measuring prices in health care markets using commercial claims data. Health Serv Res 2015; 50(6) 2037-2047.
  • Song Z, Wallace J, Neprash HT, McKellar MR, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM. Medicare fee cuts and cardiologist-hospital integration. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175(7) 1229-31.
  • Neprash HT, Chernew ME, Hicks AL, Gibston T, McWilliams JM. Association of financial integration between physicians and hospitals with commercial health care prices. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175(12) 1932-39.


In The News

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In The Media

  • Research Brief: Provider Acceptance of Medicaid Grew Slightly After ACA Expansion (UMN News)
  • The Health 202: Medicaid Advocates Now Have Two More Studies to Back Them Up (The Washington Post)
  • In eastern Wisconsin, we're using fewer health-care services and still paying more (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)