Department of Public Health Sciences and the College
Joseph Bruch is a social epidemiologist and health services researcher. His work seeks to answer a range of novel questions centered on the compatibility of different financial arrangements and systems with health care expenditure, health care quality, and public health. He has led several studies describing the influence of private equity ownership in health care. His work on private equity has been used to inform congressional hearings, the Congressional Budget Office, and national reporting on financial investment in health care. Based on this research, he received the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Trustees’ Award for the most innovative approach in theory and/or methodology.
His scholarship has been published in The British Medical Journal, Women’s Health Issues, Nature, Fertility and Sterility, JAMA Health Forum, American Journal of Public Health, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs.
Bruch received his BA in psychology (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard University with a PhD in population health sciences and a master’s degree in biostatistics. Following graduate school, he was a visiting research scholar in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.