William K. Bleser, PhD, MSPH

Managing Associate, Payment and Delivery System Reform

My work revolves around addressing key policy questions related to health care delivery, with particular attention to payment reform. This includes activities such as performing empirical quantitative and policy analyses, convening stakeholders around payment reform goals, collaborating with partners inside and outside of Duke Health to assist with designing, piloting or evaluating new ideas to deliver, finance, and regulate health care, and publishing and disseminating work in peer-reviewed journals and national conferences. I also have personal interest and training in health inequities and disparities, social/fundamental causes of health, vaccine science and policy, and preventive health services policy more broadly.


health services research; causal methods with non-experimental data; health policy research; health disparities research; demographic methods; vaccine science and policy; Stata software


PhD (2016, Pennsylvania State University, jointly in Health Policy and Administration, and Demography)
MSPH (2011, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in International Health – Global Disease Epidemiology and Control with a minor in Vaccine Science and Policy).