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Sungchul Park, PhD, MPH

Sungchul Park

Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact
267.359.6020
smp462@drexel.edu
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Degrees

BA, Korea University, Economics and Financial Engineering; MPH, Kyoto University; PhD University of Washington, Health Services

Bio

Sungchul Park is a health economist and a methodologist with particular expertise in payment and delivery care systems, risk adjustment, and health disparities. His research lies at the intersection of health economics and health policy, specifically in the areas of health care financing and insurance; payment and delivery systems; long-term care; policy evaluation; and racial/ethnic/socioeconomic disparities affecting the above areas. He is most interested in developing new methodologies grounded in policy, through use of predictive modelling, simulation modelling, and machine learning and big data analytics. He received his PhD degree in health services from the University of Washington, MPH degree from Kyoto University, and BA degree in both economics and financial engineering from Korea University.

Research Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Statistical Modelling

Publications

Park S, Basu A, Coe NB, Khalil F. Service-level selection: strategic risk selection in Medicare Advantage in response to risk adjustment. NBER Working Paper 24038.  

Park S, Basu A. Alternative evaluation metrics for risk adjustment methods. Health Economics. 2018; 27(6): 984-1010.

Park S, Momany ET, Jones MP, Kuthy RA, Askelson NM, Wehby GL, Damiano PC, Chi DL. The effects of medical well baby visits in promoting earlier first dental visits for children. The JDR Clinical & Translational Research. 2018; 3(1): 91-100.

Park S, Chan KC, Williams EC. Gain of employment and perceived health status among previously unemployed persons: evidence from a longitudinal study in the United States. Public Health. 2016;133:83-90. 

Park S, Lee J, Ikai H, Otsubo T, Imanaka Y. Decentralization and centralization of healthcare resources: investigating the associations of hospital competition and number of cardiologists per hospital with mortality and resource utilization in Japan. Health policy. 2013;113(1-2):100-9. 

Park S, Lee J, Ikai H, Otsubo T, Ukawa N, Imanaka Y. Quality of care and in-hospital resource use in acute myocardial infarction: evidence from Japan. Health policy. 2013;111(3):264-72. 

Park S, Sasaki N, Morishima T, Ikai H, Imanaka Y. The number of cardiologists, case volume, and inhospital mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients. International Journal of Cardiology. 2013;168(4):4470-1. 

Lee J, Morishima T, Park S, Otsubo T, Ikai H, Imanaka Y. The association between health care spending and quality of care for stroke patients in Japan. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2013;18(2):77-82. 

Sasaki N, Lee J, Park S, Umegaki T, Kunisawa S, Otsubo T, et al. Development and validation of an acute heart failure-specific mortality predictive model based on administrative data. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2013;29(9):1055-61