Jeffrey Kullgren, MS, MD, MPH

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Dr. Jeff Kullgren is a Research Scientist in the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.  Dr. Kullgren holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University and a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan.  He completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.  The main focus of Dr. Kullgren’s research is identifying innovative and scalable approaches to help patients and clinicians make better decisions, primarily by leveraging insights from behavioral economics.  A secondary focus of his research is understanding how consumer-directed health plans and health care price transparency affect patient decisions about use of health care.