Joshua Liao, upper body & head
Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Systems & Population Health
Medical Director for Payment Strategy, UW Medicine
Affiliate Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Faculty Information


Dr. Liao is a board-certified internal medicine physician and the Medical Director of Payment Strategy at UW Medicine, where he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine within the UW School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services within the UW School of Public Health.

He completed medical school at Baylor College of medicine and trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his health policy and economics training. Learn more about Dr. Liao's work.

Education & Training: 
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Fellowship in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Liao has published 200+ articles, including over 150 in peer-reviewed medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. His ideas have appeared in outlets such as the Washington Post, Forbes, the Boston Globe, NPR, the Seattle Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.