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Anna Doar Sinaiko, Ph.D.

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Anna D. Sinaiko, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sinaiko received her Ph. D. from Harvard University in 2010. She has expertise in health economics and health policy. The unifying theme of her research is an effort to understand consumer decision-making in health care settings, and the implications of consumer and other stakeholder behavior for policy that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. health care system. Her research brings improved understanding of the dynamics, strategies, and outcomes associated with consumer health plan choice, of consumer use of information on health care quality and cost, of implications of the structure of consumer cost-sharing and provider payment, and of physician-patient discussions of cost and quality. Specific empirical projects include an examination of consumer response to tiered physician networks, of consumer response to a web-based price transparency tool, and of consumer choice of health insurance plans. Dr. Sinaiko's work has been published in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, and numerous other peer-reviewed journals.

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  1. Sinaiko AD, Gaye M, Wu AC, Bambury E, Zhang F, Xu X, Wharam JF, Galbraith AA. Out-of-Pocket Spending for Asthma-Related Care Among Commercially Insured Patients, 2004-2016. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 Sep 01. PMID: 34481128.
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  2. Hero JO, Sinaiko AD, Peltz A, Kingsdale J, Galbraith AA. In New England, Partisan Differences In ACA Marketplace Participation And Potential Financial Harm. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 09; 40(9):1420-1429. PMID: 34495735.
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  3. Steenland MW, Geiger CK, Chen L, Rokicki S, Gourevitch RA, Sinaiko AD, Cohen JL. Declines in contraceptive visits in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contraception. 2021 12; 104(6):593-599. PMID: 34400152.
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  4. Gourevitch RA, Chien AT, Bambury EA, Shah NT, Riedl C, Rosenthal MB, Sinaiko AD. Patterns of Use of a Price Transparency Tool for Childbirth Among Pregnant Individuals With Commercial Insurance. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 02; 4(8):e2121410. PMID: 34406401.
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  5. Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Wu AC, Sinaiko A, Peltz A, Xu X, Wallace J, Wharam JF. Controller Medication Use and Exacerbations for Children and Adults With Asthma in High-Deductible Health Plans. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Aug 01; 175(8):807-816. PMID: 33970186.
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  6. Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Wu AC, Sinaiko A, LeCates RF, Wallace J, Peltz A, Wharam JF. Association of Controller Use and Exacerbations for High-Deductible Plan Enrollees with and without Family Members with Asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 07; 18(7):1255-1260. PMID: 33529568.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Kerrissey M, Tietschert M, Novikov Z, Bahadurzada H, Sinaiko AD, Martin V, Singer SJ. Social Features of Integration in Health Systems and Their Relationship to Provider Experience, Care Quality and Clinical Integration. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 Jun 16; 10775587211024796. PMID: 34130555.
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  8. Rodin D, Glicksman RM, Clark K, Kakani P, Cheung MC, Singh S, Rosenthal M, Sinaiko AD. Mammographic Surveillance in Older Women With Breast Cancer in Canada and the United States: Are We Choosing Wisely? Pract Radiat Oncol. 2021 Jul-Aug; 11(4):e384-e394. PMID: 33753302.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Sinaiko AD, Hayes M, Kingsdale J, Peltz A, Galbraith AA. Understanding Consumer Experiences and Insurance Outcomes Following Plan Disenrollment in the Nongroup Insurance Market. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 Mar 16; 1077558721998910. PMID: 33724071.
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  10. Aaron MB, Sinaiko AD. Spending and Out-of-Pocket Prices for Brand-Name Drugs Among Commercially Insured Individuals in Massachusetts, 2015-2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e213252. PMID: 33764422.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Steenland MW, Pace LE, Sinaiko AD, Cohen JL. Medicaid Payments For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Evidence From South Carolina. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 02; 40(2):334-342. PMID: 33523747.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Singer SJ, Sinaiko AD, Tietschert MV, Kerrissey M, Phillips RS, Martin V, Joseph G, Bahadurzada H, Agniel D. Care integration within and outside health system boundaries. Health Serv Res. 2020 12; 55 Suppl 3:1033-1048. PMID: 33284521.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Sinaiko AD, Barnett ML, Gaye M, Soriano M, Mulvey T, Hochberg E. Association of Peer Comparison Emails With Electronic Health Record Documentation of Cancer Stage by Oncologists. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 10 01; 3(10):e2015935. PMID: 33021649.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Szumigalski KD, Tan ASL, Sinaiko AD. Let's talk costs: Out-of-pocket cost discussions and shared decision making. Patient Educ Couns. 2020 11; 103(11):2388-2390. PMID: 32370879.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Sinaiko AD, Mehrotra A. Association of a national insurer's reference-based pricing program and choice of imaging facility, spending, and utilization. Health Serv Res. 2020 06; 55(3):348-356. PMID: 32157681.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Beam AL, Fried I, Palmer N, Agniel D, Brat G, Fox K, Kohane I, Sinaiko A, Zupancic JAF, Armstrong J. Estimates of healthcare spending for preterm and low-birthweight infants in a commercially insured population: 2008-2016. J Perinatol. 2020 07; 40(7):1091-1099. PMID: 32103158.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Rodin D, Chien AT, Ellimoottil C, Nguyen PL, Kakani P, Mossanen M, Rosenthal M, Landrum MB, Sinaiko AD. Physician and facility drivers of spending variation in locoregional prostate cancer. Cancer. 2020 04 15; 126(8):1622-1631. PMID: 31977081.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Sinaiko AD. What Is the Value of Market-Wide Health Care Price Transparency? JAMA. 2019 Oct 15; 322(15):1449-1450. PMID: 31486830.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  19. Sinaiko AD, Kakani P, Rosenthal MB. Marketwide Price Transparency Suggests Significant Opportunities For Value-Based Purchasing. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 09; 38(9):1514-1522. PMID: 31479358.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Steenland MW, Pace LE, Sinaiko AD, Cohen JL. Association Between South Carolina Medicaid's Change in Payment for Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and Birth Intervals. JAMA. 2019 07 02; 322(1):76-78. PMID: 31158852.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Desai SM, Hatfield LA, Hicks AL, Chernew ME, Mehrotra A, Sinaiko AD. What are the potential savings from steering patients to lower-priced providers? a static analysis. Am J Manag Care. 2019 07 01; 25(7):e204-e210. PMID: 31318511.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Steenland M, Sinaiko A, Glynn A, Fitzgerald T, Cohen J. The effect of the Affordable Care Act on patient out-of-pocket cost and use of preventive cancer screenings in Massachusetts. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Sep; 15:100924. PMID: 31333996.
    Citations: 4     
  23. Hero JO, Sinaiko AD, Kingsdale J, Gruver RS, Galbraith AA. Decision-Making Experiences Of Consumers Choosing Individual-Market Health Insurance Plans. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 03; 38(3):464-472. PMID: 30830810.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Sinaiko AD, Alidina S, Mehrotra A. Why aren't more employers implementing reference-based pricing benefit design? Am J Manag Care. 2019 02; 25(2):85-88. PMID: 30763039.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Sinaiko AD, Chien AT, Hassett MJ, Kakani P, Rodin D, Meyers DJ, Fraile B, Rosenthal MB, Landrum MB. What drives variation in spending for breast cancer patients within geographic regions? Health Serv Res. 2019 02; 54(1):97-105. PMID: 30318592.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Sinaiko AD. Clinicians and Health Care Price Transparency-Buyers vs Sellers? JAMA Intern Med. 2018 08 01; 178(8):1133-1135. PMID: 29813150.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  27. Garabedian LF, Sinaiko AD, Ross-Degnan D, Abu-Jaber T, Hoefer M, Oddleifson S, Wagner AK. Quality Reporting by Payers: A Mixed-Methods Study of Provider Perspectives and Practices. Qual Manag Health Care. 2018 Jul/Sep; 27(3):157-164. PMID: 29944628.
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  28. Mehrotra A, Chernew ME, Sinaiko AD. Promise and Reality of Price Transparency. N Engl J Med. 2018 04 05; 378(14):1348-1354. PMID: 29617580.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  29. Mehrotra A, Dean KM, Sinaiko AD, Sood N. Americans Support Price Shopping For Health Care, But Few Actually Seek Out Price Information. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 08 01; 36(8):1392-1400. PMID: 28784731.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Desai S, Hatfield LA, Hicks AL, Sinaiko AD, Chernew ME, Cowling D, Gautam S, Wu SJ, Mehrotra A. Offering A Price Transparency Tool Did Not Reduce Overall Spending Among California Public Employees And Retirees. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 08 01; 36(8):1401-1407. PMID: 28784732.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Sinaiko AD, Kingsdale J, Galbraith AA. Consumer Health Insurance Shopping Behavior and Challenges: Lessons From Two State-Based Marketplaces. Med Care Res Rev. 2019 08; 76(4):403-424. PMID: 29148347.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Sinaiko AD, Chien AT. Achieving the Promise of Price Transparency. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 07 01; 177(7):946-947. PMID: 28430828.
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  33. Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB, Meyers DJ. Medical Homes: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 07 01; 36(7):1347. PMID: 28679827.
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  34. Semigran HL, Gourevitch R, Sinaiko AD, Cowling D, Mehrotra A. Patients' views on price shopping and price transparency. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Jun 01; 23(6):e186-e192. PMID: 28817296.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Sinaiko AD, Layton TJ, Rose S, McGuire TG. Implications of family risk pooling for individual health insurance markets. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol. 2017 Dec; 17(3-4):219-236. PMID: 29403329.
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  36. Sinaiko AD, Landrum MB, Chernew ME. Enrollment In A Health Plan With A Tiered Provider Network Decreased Medical Spending By 5 Percent. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 05 01; 36(5):870-875. PMID: 28461354.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Sinaiko AD, Landrum MB, Meyers DJ, Alidina S, Maeng DD, Friedberg MW, Kern LM, Edwards AM, Flieger SP, Houck PR, Peele P, Reid RJ, McGraves-Lloyd K, Finison K, Rosenthal MB. Synthesis Of Research On Patient-Centered Medical Homes Brings Systematic Differences Into Relief. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 03 01; 36(3):500-508. PMID: 28264952.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Chien AT, Ganeshan S, Schuster MA, Lehmann LS, Hatfield LA, Koplan KE, Petty CR, Sinaiko AD, Sequist TD, Rosenthal MB. The Effect of Price Information on the Ordering of Images and Procedures. Pediatrics. 2017 Feb; 139(2). PMID: 28087684.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Chien AT, Lehmann LS, Hatfield LA, Koplan KE, Petty CR, Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB, Sequist TD. A Randomized Trial of Displaying Paid Price Information on Imaging Study and Procedure Ordering Rates. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(4):434-448. PMID: 27913910.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Sinaiko AD, Joynt KE, Rosenthal MB. Association Between Viewing Health Care Price Information and Choice of Health Care Facility. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 12 01; 176(12):1868-1870. PMID: 27775768.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Sinaiko AD. Variations in patient response to tiered physician networks. Am J Manag Care. 2016 06; 22(6):420-5. PMID: 27355809.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB. Examining A Health Care Price Transparency Tool: Who Uses It, And How They Shop For Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Apr; 35(4):662-70. PMID: 27044967.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Sinaiko AD, Mehrotra A, Sood N. Cost-Sharing Obligations, High-Deductible Health Plan Growth, and Shopping for Health Care: Enrollees With Skin in the Game. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar; 176(3):395-7. PMID: 26784644.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Layton TJ, McGuire TG, Sinaiko AD. RISK CORRIDORS AND REINSURANCE IN HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES: Insurance for Insurers. Am J Health Econ. 2016; 2(1):66-95. PMID: 26973861.
    Citations: 3     
  45. Afendulis CC, Sinaiko AD, Frank RG. Dominated choices and Medicare Advantage enrollment. J Econ Behav Organ. 2015 Nov 01; 119:72-83. PMID: 26339108.
    Citations: 3     
  46. Rosenthal MB, Sinaiko AD, Eastman D, Chapman B, Partridge G. Impact of the Rochester Medical Home Initiative on Primary Care Practices, Quality, Utilization, and Costs. Med Care. 2015 Nov; 53(11):967-73. PMID: 26465125.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Sinaiko AD, Zeckhauser R. Medicare Advantage: what explains its robust health? Am J Manag Care. 2015 Nov; 21(11):804-6. PMID: 26633253.
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  48. Sinaiko AD, Chien AT, Rosenthal MB. The role of states in improving price transparency in health care. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun; 175(6):886-7. PMID: 25822892.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  49. Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB. The impact of tiered physician networks on patient choices. Health Serv Res. 2014 Aug; 49(4):1348-63. PMID: 24611599.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Mehrotra A, Brannen T, Sinaiko AD. Use patterns of a state health care price transparency web site: what do patients shop for? Inquiry. 2014; 51. PMID: 25466414.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. McGuire TG, Glazer J, Newhouse JP, Normand SL, Shi J, Sinaiko AD, Zuvekas SH. Integrating risk adjustment and enrollee premiums in health plan payment. J Health Econ. 2013 Dec; 32(6):1263-77. PMID: 24308878.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Zhu JM, Layton T, Sinaiko AD, McGuire TG. The power of reinsurance in health insurance exchanges to improve the fit of the payment system and reduce incentives for adverse selection. Inquiry. 2013 Nov; 50(4):255-74. PMID: 24996751.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Sinaiko AD, Afendulis CC, Frank RG. Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans in Miami-Dade County: evidence of status quo bias? Inquiry. 2013 Aug; 50(3):202-15. PMID: 25067857.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Galbraith AA, Sinaiko AD, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Dutta-Linn MM, Lieu TA. Some families who purchased health coverage through the Massachusetts Connector wound up with high financial burdens. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 May; 32(5):974-83. PMID: 23595500.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Sinaiko AD, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Lieu T, Galbraith A. The experience of Massachusetts shows that consumers will need help in navigating insurance exchanges. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):78-86. PMID: 23297274.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Sinaiko AD, Eastman D, Rosenthal MB. How report cards on physicians, physician groups, and hospitals can have greater impact on consumer choices. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Mar; 31(3):602-11. PMID: 22392672.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. McGuire TG, Newhouse JP, Sinaiko AD. An economic history of Medicare part C. Milbank Q. 2011 Jun; 89(2):289-332. PMID: 21676024.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB. Increased price transparency in health care--challenges and potential effects. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 10; 364(10):891-4. PMID: 21388306.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    
  59. Sinaiko AD, Hirth RA. Consumers, health insurance and dominated choices. J Health Econ. 2011 Mar; 30(2):450-7. PMID: 21300414.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Sinaiko AD. How do quality information and cost affect patient choice of provider in a tiered network setting? Results from a survey. Health Serv Res. 2011 Apr; 46(2):437-56. PMID: 21143478.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB. Patients' role in accountable care organizations. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 30; 363(27):2583-5. PMID: 21067375.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. McGuire TG, Sinaiko AD. Regulating a health insurance exchange: implications for individuals with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Nov; 61(11):1074-80. PMID: 21041344.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Sinaiko AD, Rosenthal MB. Consumer experience with a tiered physician network: early evidence. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Feb; 16(2):123-30. PMID: 20148617.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Rosenthal MB, de Brantes FS, Sinaiko AD, Frankel M, Robbins RD, Young S. Bridges to Excellence--recognizing high-quality care: analysis of physician quality and resource use. Am J Manag Care. 2008 Oct; 14(10):670-7. PMID: 18837645.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Newhouse JP, Sinaiko AD. Productivity adjustment in the Medicare physician fee schedule update. Health Care Financ Rev. 2007-2008 Winter; 29(2):5-14. PMID: 18435219.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  66. Newhouse JP, Sinaiko AD. Estimates of physician productivity: an evaluation. Health Care Financ Rev. 2007-2008 Winter; 29(2):33-9. PMID: 18435221.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  67. Sinaiko AD, McGuire TG. Patient inducement, provider priorities, and resource allocation in public mental health systems. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2006 Dec; 31(6):1075-106. PMID: 17213342.
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  68. Huskamp HA, Sinaiko AD, Newhouse JP. Future directions for the national health expenditure accounts: conference overview. Health Care Financ Rev. 2006; 28(1):1-8. PMID: 17290664.
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  69. Sinaiko AD. Employers' responses to a play-or-pay mandate: an analysis of California's Health Insurance Act of 2003. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jul-Dec; Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-469-79. PMID: 15483050.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Singer SJ, Gaba DM, Geppert JJ, Sinaiko AD, Howard SK, Park KC. The culture of safety: results of an organization-wide survey in 15 California hospitals. Qual Saf Health Care. 2003 Apr; 12(2):112-8. PMID: 12679507.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Gaba DM, Singer SJ, Sinaiko AD, Bowen JD, Ciavarelli AP. Differences in safety climate between hospital personnel and naval aviators. Hum Factors. 2003; 45(2):173-85. PMID: 14529192.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Arneson T, Luepker R, Pirie P, Sinaiko A. Cholesterol screening by primary care pediatricians: a study of attitudes and practices in the Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area. Pediatrics. 1992 Mar; 89(3):502-5. PMID: 1741228.
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