David Muhlestein Leavitt Partners
  • The Ohio State University, PhD
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, JD
  • Brigham Young University, BA in Philosophy

David Muhlestein

Director of Research

David Muhlestein, PhD, is Director of Research at Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business, where he oversees the firm’s quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the changing health care landscape.  He has extensively studied the growth of accountable care organizations with the Center for Accountable Care Intelligence and leads the firm’s study of geographic variation in health care markets.  His general research interests focus on applying a legal and legislative lens to quantify and evaluate health policies for the benefit of government and private policymakers.

Dr. Muhlestein earned his doctorate in Health Services Management and Policy, JD, MHA and MS from The Ohio State University and a BA from Brigham Young University.

Managed Care
David Muhlestein provided insight into ACOs for a Managed Care article entitled “An Accounting of ACOs”, noting that it is much like a homeowner’s do-it-yourself project: “it always takes thre...
Seattle Times
David Muhlestein predicted that the ACO-employer model “will continue to grow, but be limited to the really big employers” in a Seattle Times article entitled “Revamping doctors’ orders: quali...