Sujoy Chakravarty

Sujoy Chakravarty

Senior Policy Fellow
MS Economics & PhD Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
MA & MPhil Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Rutgers Center for State Health Policy
    112 Paterson Street
  • (848) 932-4672
  • sujoy [at]
Research Interests
  • Healthcare Delivery and Financing
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in access to care
  • Industrial organization of healthcare markets

Sujoy Chakravarty is an Associate Research Professor and Health Economist at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy and Senior Policy Fellow at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. His research utilizes economic and statistical modeling of claims, hospital discharge and survey-based data to evaluate the effects of state and federal policies on patient access to care and health outcomes, with a particular focus on populations experiencing social and economic vulnerability or complex behavioral and physical health conditions. His different streams of research include evaluation of Medicaid policies intended to improve the delivery and financing of healthcare and social services among low income populations, examination of provider and health system factors contributing to racial and ethnic disparities among adults with disabilities, and the impact of organizational characteristics on hospital operations and service provision. He is the Principal Investigator on the evaluation of successive rounds of five year Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers in New Jersey. This work involves the assessment of multiple Medicaid policies, including pay-for-performance incentives to implement delivery system transformation among safety net hospitals, service delivery and financing changes for populations receiving home and community based services, and expansion in access and benefits related to substance use disorder programs.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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  • Public Economic Policy
  • Economics of Public Policy

Select Publications
  • Chakravarty S, Lloyd K, Cantor JC: The Impact of Payment Reforms on the Safety Net: Examining Effects of the DSRIP Program on Quality of Care among Medicaid Beneficiaries. Population Health Management
  • Chakravarty S. Did the Medicare Prescription Drug Program Lead to New Racial and Ethnic Disparities? Examining Long-term Changes in Prescription Drug Access among Minority Populations, Social Work in Public Health, 35(5): 248-260, 2020.
  • Cantor JC, Chakravarty S, Nova J, Kelly T, DeLia D, Tiderington E and Brown RW. “Medicaid Utilization and Spending Among Homeless Adults in New Jersey: Implications for Medicaid-Funded Tenancy Support Services” The Milbank Quarterly, 98(1):106-130, 2020.
  • Chakravarty S, Lloyd K, Farnham J and Brownlee S. “Medicaid DSRIP in New Jersey: Tradeoffs between Broad Hospital Participation and Safety Net Viability.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 44(5), 789-806, 2019.
  • Chakravarty S and Cantor JC. “Informing the Design and Evaluation of Superuser Care Management Initiatives: Accounting for Regression-to-the-Mean.” Medical Care, 54(9): 860-7, 2016.
  • Chakravarty S, Gaboda D, DeLia D, Cantor JC and Nova J. “Impact of Medicare Part D on Coverage, Access, and Disparities among New Jersey Seniors.” Medical Care Research and Review, 72(2): 127-148, 2015.
  • Chakravarty S, Gaynor M, Klepper S and Vogt WB. “Does the Profit Motive Make Jack Nimble? Ownership Form and the Evolution of the US Hospital Industry.” Health Economics, 15(4): 345-361, 2006

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Health Economics, Health Policy, Statistical Research Methods, US Healthcare Services Systems