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114 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90312
Durham, NC 27708


(919) 613-9160



M. Kate Bundorf
S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Areas of Expertise


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1999)
M.B.A., University of California - Berkeley (1994)
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1989)

Kate Bundorf discusses her research into providing healthcare recommendations by algorithm on the Policy 360 podcast.


Professor Bundorf’s research focuses on health policy and the economics of health care systems. She has studied public and private health insurance markets, the organization of health care providers, and consumer decision making in health care. 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. She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Bundorf received her MBA and MPH from The University of California at Berkeley and her PhD from The Wharton School. She was a Fulbright Lecturer at Fudan School of Public Health in Shanghai, China during 2009 and 2010. Her research has been published in leading economic and health policy journals and has received funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She received the 13th Annual Health Care Research Award from The National Institute for Health Care Management in 2007.

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