Hari Sharma, PhD


A portrait of Hari Sharma, professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health

Title(s): Assistant Professor
Department: Health Management and Policy
Office: N246 CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-4368

Hari Sharma, PhD, joined the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa in 2018. He completed his PhD in Health Economics from the University of Chicago in 2018. His research focuses on assessing quality of care and evaluating returns to healthcare spending in terms of resource utilization and health outcomes. He is also interested in public reporting and 5-star rating system for nursing homes. His recent work has examined costs and quality of care in nursing homes. While at the University of Chicago, he received the Paul Meier PhD Scholar award, and was a teaching assistant for courses on health services research methods, and the US health care system. Prior to starting his PhD, Hari spent 5 years specializing in health economics and outcomes research at Analysis Group, Inc. – an economic consulting firm.

Courses Taught

  • Applied Public Health Methods

Research Interests

  • Health economics
  • Costs
  • Quality
  • Disparities
  • Nursing homes