William K._Bleser

William K. Bleser Ph.D.

Assistant Research Director, Payment Reform and Population Health, Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy, Duke University

William K. Bleser, PhD, MSPH, is Assistant Research Director, Payment Reform and Population Health at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University in Washington, D.C. In this role, Dr. Bleser’s work revolves around addressing key policy questions related to health care delivery, with particular attention to the overlap of health care payment reform and population health. His portfolio of work includes a focus on peer-reviewed research as well as policy briefs, issue briefs, and convening and collaborating with relevant stakeholders to have real-world impact. This work includes empirical quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and policy analyses related to accountable care and other alternative payment models or risk-based contracts for population health, specialty care, and marginalized populations. This includes a building portfolio of work on how value-based payment models can better address social needs and improve health equity.