Brady Post, Northeastern University

Brady Post


Assistant Professor

Public Health and Health Sciences

Research Interests

Health economics, hospital-physician vertical integration, hospital employment of physicians, Medicare payment policy


Professor Brady Post is a health economist and health services researcher.

Dr. Post’s research on hospital-physician integration has twice received prestigious Article of the Year awards, from Medical Care Research and Review in 2019 and Health Services Research in 2022. He has been interviewed by NPR, has been cited by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and has presented invited research to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. His research was cited in testimony during a recent hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives.

He is the recipient of a K01 career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, through which he is examining urban and rural hospital-physician integration.

Dr. Post studies Medicare policy, provider consolidation, and health care spending. He focuses on hospital-physician integration (e.g., hospital employment of physicians) and its growing effects on the health care system. He specializes in analysis of large datasets, such as Medicare claims, and uses econometric methods including difference-in-differences and instrumental variables.

Dr. Post advises undergraduate and graduate students with a range of interests in policy evaluation, economics, and quantitative methods. If you are interested in working with Dr. Post, please send him an email. You can listen to Dr. Post discussing his research with Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil on this podcast episode.

Recent Publications

Thai, N., Post, B., Young, G. (in press). Hospital-Physician Integration and Value-based Payment: Early Results from MIPS. Medical Care.

Post, B., Norton, E.C., Hollenbeck, B., Ryan, A.M. (2023). Hospital-Physician Integration and Clinical Volume in Traditional Medicare. Health Services Research. Post, B., Alinezhad, F., Mukherjee, S., Young, G. (2023) Hospital-physician integration is associated with greater use of cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. Health Affairs. 10.1377/hlthaff.2022.01294