Carrie Colla, PhD

Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel Medical School

Carrie H. Colla, PhD



(603) 650-3521


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Dartmouth College

Primary Contact

Suzanne Burge
(603) 653-0824

Curriculum Vitae

Carrie Colla CV


Adjunct Faculty, Department of Economics
Member, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Cancer Control Program
Member, American Economic Association
Member, Academy Health
Member, Scientific Committee, International Health Economics Association
Member, American Society of Health Economists

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Colla is Associate Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth Medical School. She is a health economist specializing in provider payment, health insurance markets, insurance benefit design, and the care and needs of the elderly. Dr. Colla’s research examines: effects of changes in Medicare reimbursement for physicians and institutional providers, including accountable care organizations; efficiency of health care services, including use of low-value care; costs, use, and outcomes of post-acute care; labor market effects of health insurance expansions; and employer health benefit choices.

Published Research

In the Media

Voting on health reform in the 2016 election The Hill, March 1, 2016 »

Swimming against the Current — What Might Work to Reduce Low-Value Care? NEJM, October 2, 2014 »

ACPE Supports Findings of New Study on Physician Leadership in ACOs Insurance Network News, June 4, 2014 »

At End of Life, Chemotherapy Use Dropped After Implementation of Medicare Reform Act OncLive, May 13, 2014 »

Dartmouth Researchers Find Savings in Cancer Care Valley News, May 11, 2014 »

Businesses Welcome Reprieve from Offering Insurance The Baltimore Sun, July 3, 2013 »

New Medical Care Networks Show Savings NYTimes, September 11, 2012 »

Doctor incentive groups may save money, with effort Reuters, September 11, 2012 »

A Public Option That Works NY Times Op-Ed, August 21, 2009 »

‘Accountable’ health care model holds promise Foster's Daily Democrat, September 30, 2012 »