Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kao-Ping Chua is a practicing general pediatrician and health services researcher. He completed his pediatrics residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in 2010. Subsequently, he obtained a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University with a concentration in evaluative sciences and statistics.
Dr. Chua combines rigorous methodology with his clinical experiences to conduct research at the intersection of medicine and policy. His primary research interests include access to care and quality of care, particularly in the domain of overuse. His early research demonstrated the deleterious effects of health insurance coverage losses among adolescents with asthma transitioning to young adulthood, as well as the beneficial effects of the Affordable Care Act’s dependent coverage provision on the health and financial well-being of young adults. More recently, he used 20 novel claims-based measures of overuse in pediatrics to demonstrate that at least 10% of privately insured children receive low-value care each year.
Dr. Chua is the recipient of the 2016 Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award. His studies have been published in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics, and have been covered by national media outlets such as Reuters, The Chicago Tribune, and The L.A. Times.
Ph.D., Health Policy (Evaluative Sciences and Statistics concentration), 2015
M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 2007
B.S., Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University, 2002, summa cum laude