M. Kate Bundorf

J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management,
Sanford School of Public Policy,
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy,
Duke University

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Kate Bundorf is an expert on health insurance markets, and the economics of healthcare systems and healthcare delivery. In these contexts, Professor Bundorf has analyzed the determinants and effects of consumer choices, the impact of regulation, the interaction of public and private systems, incentives for insurers to improve healthcare quality, and the organization of provider markets. Her expertise extends to Medicare Advantage and features of the Affordable Care Act, such as risk adjustment, risk corridors, and reinsurance. She has served as an expert witness on healthcare matters, including cases with allegations of False Claims Act violations, reimbursement disputes. She has testified at deposition.

Professor Bundorf is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a board member of the Center for Health and Economy.

Her honors include the Annual Health Care Research Award from the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, and selection as a Fulbright Scholar.

Professor Bundorf’s research has been published in leading economics and health policy journals. She is a coeditor of the Journal of Health Economics and the International Journal of Health Economics and Management; and serves on the editorial boards of the the American Journal of Health Economics, and Health Services Research.

Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, Professor Bundorf was an associate professor of health research and policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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M. Kate Bundorf Joins Duke University


Theft of Trade Secrets regarding Physician Networks


Assessment of Actuarial Services for a University’s Health Insurance Plan


Analysis of Consulting Services to Self-Insured Student Health Plan