Lorens A. Helmchen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.
Dr. Helmchen applies microeconomic theory and econometric methods to study innovation in provider payment, health insurance benefit design, accountability for medical malpractice, and physician performance.
Dr. Helmchen’s research has been published in Health Affairs, Medical Care, Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Health Economics, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and others.
His research has been featured on National Public Radio and in the New York Times and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Cancer Society, and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Dr. Helmchen teaches the face-to-face and online courses on health economics and quantitative methods in GW’s Master of Healthcare Administration program.
Dr. Helmchen earned an M.A. in economics from Humboldt University, Berlin, and was a visiting graduate student at ENSAE, Paris, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.