Dr. Ricky Brathwaite has over 15 years of experience in healthcare economics research, health systems engineering and bioengineering. As Director, Health Economics, he supports local and international efforts to improve care quality and reduce costs through the evaluation of new payment and service delivery models.
Prior to joining the Health Council, he supported a diverse set of United States government programs and private sector health care system initiatives within large hospital systems, private practices, health policy divisions. Ricky’s experience has required analysis of population data to elicit preferences for both preventive and treatment services, and effective innovation within the healthcare system. He has evaluated health information technology systems and directed economic analyses to predict and calculate disease burden estimates and determine policy priorities.
As a Senior Health Economist, Ricky continues to conduct and present research related to the social, economic, and system issues that impact health outcomes for various communities.
Dr. Brathwaite received a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Bioengineering and Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus on Health Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland – College Park.