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Yusuke Tsugawa

Associate Professor


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementJoint Appointment
Contact Information

1100 Glendon Ave
Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD is associate professor of health policy and management, as well as assistant professor of medicine at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he was a health specialist at the World Bank group and a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsugawa received his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in statistics, and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on the variation in quality and costs of care across individual physicians and its determinants. Dr. Tsugawa's research has been published in leading medical and health policy journals including JAMA Internal MedicineBMJ and Lancet. The Altmetric selected Dr. Tsugawa's paper comparing the quality of care between male and female physicians as the 3rd most widely-read article in 2017 ( Dr. Tsugawa's research has also been featured in several media outlets including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and National Public Radio

PhD, Health Policy (Concentration: Statistics), Harvard University (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences), Cambridge, USA
MPH, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
MD, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
DrPH Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.