M. Kate Bundorf is a Research Associate in the NBER’s Health Care program. She is the S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Her research spans economic issues related to health insurance and health care. She has addressed the way consumers make decisions about health insurance plan purchases, how the market structure of physician practices impacts health care, and how the expansion of Medicaid has affected health outcomes among older adults. Her work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Bundorf serves as co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics and of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management and is the treasurer of the American Society of Health Economists. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in China, and received the Annual Health Care Research Award from the National Institute for Health Care Management.
She earned a BA from the University of Michigan, an MBA and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Before joining the Duke faculty in early 2021, she taught in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Outside of work, some of her favorite activities are hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and playing soccer.