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Alon Peltz

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alon Peltz is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. His research focuses on health and social policy and spans the domains of health equity, social determinants of health, and quality of care. He is currently on academic sabbatical from Harvard spending the year as Clinician-in-Residence at IDEO a globally recognized human-centered design firm. Dr. Peltz clinically cares for children and infants at Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center and supports Point32Health as part-time medical director for health equity. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, Dr. Peltz served as Associate Medical Director for Payment and Care Delivery Innovation for Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth), where he helped lead quality programs for Medicaid ACO, MCO, and Community Partner Programs. His work with the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation has contributed to the development of the CMS Disparity Methods, which are now used to measure equity in outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries in all U.S. acute care hospitals. Dr. Peltz received his MD and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He received his clinical training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Peltz went on to complete health services research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University, where he studied public policy changes related to the Affordable Care Act and impacts on cost, quality, and affordability. He has previously worked as a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission and the CMS Innovation Center.

Dr. Peltz’s team recently completed a research study on telehealth equity in Massachusetts since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study will be publicly released on November 17, 2022. For more information about this study please visit: https://www.mahp.com/mahp-2022-annual-conference/.

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