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Sungchul Park, PhD, MPH

Sungchul Park

Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact
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BA, Korea University, Economics and Financial Engineering; MPH, Kyoto University; PhD University of Washington, Health Services


Sungchul Park is a health economist and a methodologist with particular expertise in payment and delivery care systems, risk adjustment, and health disparities. He has research interests in four areas: 1) understanding the impact of policy interventions on health care with a focus on risk adjustment, value-based payment models, and alternative payment models, 2) identifying high-cost/high-need patients and developing targeted programs to improve care quality while containing costs, 3) reducing disparities in care with a focus on Asian Americans and individuals with social risk factors, and 4) developing new methodologies grounded in policy through use of simulation modeling, 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

  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Health Economics
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy


Park S, Stimpson JP, Kemmick Pintor J, Roby DH, Chen J, McKenna RM, Ortega AN.  The impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care access and utilitization among Asians. Medical Care. Forthcoming

Park S, Chen J, Roby DH, Ortega AN. Differences in health care expenditures among non-Latino white and Asian subgroups vary along the distribution of expenditures. Medical Care Research and Review. Forthcoming

Stimpon JP, Kemmick Pintor J, McKenna RM, Park S, Wilson FA. Association of Medicaid expansion with health insurance coverage for disabled persons. JAMA Open Network. 2019;2(7):e197136.

Fishman P, Coe N, White L, Crane P, Park S, Ingraham B, Larson E. Cost of dementia in managed care: a systematic review. American Journal of Managed Care. 2019;25(8):e247-e253.

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

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, 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.