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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. His research has been published in several journals including JAMA Network Open, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Medical Care, and Health Economics.

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, Nguyen GT. Association of changes in primary care spending and utilization with participation in the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplaces. JAMA Network Open. Forthcoming.

Park S, White L, Fishman P, Larson EB, Coe NB. Health care utilization, care satisfaction, and health status for Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare with and without Alzheimer disease and related dementias. JAMA Network Open. Forthcoming.

Langellier BA, Park S. The majority of Medicare Advantage contracts had high medical loss ratios and negative gross margins in 2014. Medical Care. Forthcoming.

Park S, Figueroa JF, Fishman P, Coe NB. Primary care utilization and expenditures in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare, 2007-2016. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Forthcoming.

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

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.