Author: Joshua M. Liao
Joshua M. Liao
Dr. Joshua Liao is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he also directs the Value and Systems Science Lab -- a unit committed to understanding how health care systems and decisions affect health outcomes. He is also an Associate Professor of Health Services in the University of Washington School of Public Health, and the Medical Director of Payment Strategy at UW Medicine. Dr. Liao received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his health policy and economics training.
Dr. Liao’s expertise includes value-based payment reforms and behavioral interventions targeting value-based care delivery, with scholarly work focusing on evaluating and testing the impact of value-based payment and delivery reforms on patient, physician and health-care-organization behavior. Through oversight leading system-wide efforts to evaluate the organizational impact of payment reforms, he also has deep expertise in evaluating and identifying value-based organizational strategies, in particular in how to implement teams, structures and tools to achieve value-based care goals.