Michael Barnett, MD

Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Barnett is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Barnett received his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency and fellowship in primary care and general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Barnett’s research focuses on understanding and improving the health care delivery system, with specific interests in the role of physicians in the opioid epidemic as prescribers and providers of treatment for opioid use disorder, as well as studying innovative models for health care payment and care delivery. His research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, British Medical Journal and Annals of Internal Medicine, and he has received best research of the year awards from the Society of General Internal Medicine and AcademyHealth. His research has also been featured or cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CNN and The Economist. He is the recipient of a Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging.