Photo: Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2012
Current membership category: Active
University of Pennsylvania
Colonial Penn Center
3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States of America
Phone: 215-573-5752

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2018)

Biographical statement

My research seeks to understand the effect of health care policies and payment systems on quality of care. In particular, I have examined the role of quality improvement incentives on provider behavior, the organization of health care, racial disparities, and overall health care quality. My work has empirically investigated numerous unintended consequences to quality improvement incentives and was among the first to recognize that public reporting of quality information may worsen racial disparities.

Institutional affiliations

Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.


General Medicine
Health care disparities
Health care policy
Health services research