Office Address:
D382 Mayo Memorial Building (temporary)

Sayeh Nikpay, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management


PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy, Health Economics Concentration, University of Michigan
MPH, University of Michigan
BA, Cum Laude, Department of Biology, Macalester College


My research focuses on health policy issues related to the health care safety-net such as the impact of Medicaid expansions on low-income populations and the hospitals that serve them, and the targeting of hospital safety-net subsidies such as the Disproportionate Share Hospital and 340B drug discount programs. The aim of my research is to use the best econometric techniques available to inform ongoing debates over expansion or reform of the health care safety-net. I enjoy working with policymakers at both the state and federal levels.


Health care policy, health and labor economics, economic demography, 340B drug pricing program, safety-net providers.

Awards and Recognition

  • John M. Eisenberg Health Services Research Paper of the Year Award, Health Services Research Journal, 2021
  • Business Insider DC Power Player List (2019)
  • Academy Health New Investigator Award (2016-2017)
  • University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship (2009-2014) 
  • University of Michigan Population Studies Center Traineeship (2010-2014) 
  • University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Student Research Award (2013) 
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality T-32 Traineeship (2011-2012)
  • University of Michigan Population Studies Center Grant (2010)

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