José Pagán, PhD

José A. Pagán is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Dr. Pagán is also Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in economics from The University of New Mexico. His research work centers on the effects of uninsurance on health care access and quality in local health care markets. He was a consultant on community uninsurance and health care quality for the 2009 report by the Institute of Medicine on the consequences of uninsurance. Dr. Pagán was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and the recipient of a 2007 Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the RWJF Health and Society Scholars Program and the RJWF Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative NAC.

Dr. Pagan discusses the greatest opportunities and challenges in health care and explains how INQRI research has influenced his views.