Jan Blustein is a professor of health policy and medicine at New York University, where she teaches courses in statistics, program evaluation, and research methods. Health service equity, chronic illness, and the Medicare program are some of her longstanding interests. Ensuring financial access to health care services has been a consistent theme in her research, which has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, British Medical Journal, Health Affairs, and other leading journals.
Dr. Blustein is interested in raising awareness of age-related hearing loss in the medical community, and making hearing screening a routine part of primary care. She works on issues related to insurance coverage for hearing health care and hearing technologies. She holds a medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. from New York University.
Dr. Blustein was elected to the HLAA Board of Trustees in October 2015.