Research Interests: organizational economics, physician practice style development, socioeconomic factors and health outcomes, health economics and policy
Julius Chen, BA, MS is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Health Care Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors, highest distinction in general scholarship, and Phi Beta Kappa. Julius has worked on health policy at both the national and state levels; he spent a summer at The Heritage Foundation and served as a Legislative Aide and Senate Fellow for the California State Senate. In collaboration with faculty at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, Julius has investigated the impact of educational attainment on ability to self-manage chronic conditions. His current research interests and work with Wharton faculty are in organizational economics, health care reform implementation, and physician practice style formation.