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Ariel Dora Stern, PhD

Harvard Buisness School

Cluster position ECONtribute Research Fellow

Cluster member since 2022

Research Areas

Main research topics

Regulation, management, innovation, digital technologies in health care


Ariel Dora Stern is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, where she teaches the MBA course “Transforming Health Care Delivery.” Stern’s research focuses on technology management and innovation in health care. Her projects consider the regulation, strategy, and economics of health care, with a focus on understanding the drivers of new product development among firms and the determinants of how new medical technologies are adopted and used in practice. She is a faculty affiliate of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science. Her research has been cited by Bloomberg, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. Ariel received her Ph.D. from Harvard, where she was a National Bureau of Economic Research Predoctoral Fellow in the Economics of Health and Aging.