Ateev Mehrotra

Adjunct Policy Analyst
Boston Office


M.D., University of California, San Francisco; M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley; M.Sc. in epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

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Ateev Mehrotra is an adjunct policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and an associate professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the measurement of health care quality and efficiency, applications of quality measures such as pay-for-performance incentives and the impact of innovations in health care delivery design. His clinical work has been both as a primary care physician and as an adult and pediatric hospitalist. He received his M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston. In addition, he received his M.Sc. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Recent Projects

  • Assessing cost profiling methods in health care

Selected Publications

Mehrotra A, Liu H, Wang MC, Lave J, Thygeson NM, Solberg LI, McGlynn EA, "Comparing Costs and Cost Profiling in Health Care: Should the Focus be on Individual Physicians or Physician Groups?" Health Affairs, 29(8):1532-1538, 2010

Mehrotra A, Adams JL, Thomas JW, McGlynn EA, "The Impact of Different Attribution Rules on Individual Physician Cost Profiles," Annals of Internal Medicine, 152(10):649-654, 2010

Adams JL, Mehrotra A, Thomas JW, McGlynn EA, "The Reliability of Physician Cost Profiling," New England Journal of Medicine, 362:1014-21, 2010

Mehrotra A, Sorbero ME, Damberg CL, "Using the Lessons of Behavioral Economics to Design More Effective Pay-for-Performance Programs," American Journal of Managed Care, 16(7):497-503, 2010

Mehrotra A, Liu H, Wang MC, Lave J, Thygeson NM, Solberg LI, McGlynn EA, "Comparing Costs and Quality of Care at Retail Clinics With That of Other Medical Settings for 3 Common Illnesses," Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(5):321-328, 2009

Mehrotra A, Epstein AM, Rosenthal MB, "Do integrated medical groups provide higher-quality medical care than individual practice associations?" Annals of Internal Medicine, 5(145):826-33, 2006