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James Frank Wharam

Visiting Professor

Frank Wharam, MD, MPH is a general internist and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Population Medicine. Dr. Wharam is currently a Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System. He is a general internist and has leading expertise on the effects of various commercial health insurance designs. He uses rigorous study designs to determine how health policies and system interventions affect healthcare quality and outcomes, especially among vulnerable populations. Dr. Wharam has been a faculty member in the DPM since 2007.

Dr. Wharam continues to collaborate closely with DPM faculty and staff on several research projects including studies examining the impact of changes in patient cost sharing on diabetes care, examining the impact of insurance benefit design and COVID on alcohol use disorder measures, and comparing outcomes after common bariatric surgery procedures.


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