Eli Cahan

Eli Cahan, BBA

Research Interests

Eli's research interests address the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) "Triple Aim:" increasing quality, decreasing cost, and improving access. Related to quality improvement, he is interested in qualitative (including implementation science) and quantitative methods (including AI/ML) to improve evidence-based medicine. Related to cost reduction, he is interested in rethinking methodologies for cost-effectiveness analysis as well as designing reimbursement models for value-based care. Related to access improvement, he is interested in creating scalable models to assess and address the social determinants of population health.


Eli Cahan is pursuing an MS in health policy at Stanford School of Medicine. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and has one year remaining in the MD program at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Eli worked most recently in pediatric orthopedic research at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and in the past as a summer analyst at Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Infinity Equity Group. At NYU, he is an editor of Agora, the School of Medicine’s arts and literature magazine. He was a Fulbright International Summer Institute Scholar and Angell Scholar at the University of Michigan, received the Paul Kalanithi Writing Award from Stanford School of Medicine, and was a Rudin Fellow in the Medical Humanities at NYU. His work has been featured in Scientific American, PBS, STAT News, Nature, Health Affairs, TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider, among other publications.