Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Dr. Atlas has authored more than 120 scientific publications in leading journals. His research has centered on advanced applications of new MRI technologies in neurologic diseases. He has lectured throughout the world on a variety of topics, most notably advances in MRI of the brain, and the key economic issues related to the future of such technology-based advances.
Dr. Atlas's research interests as a Senior Fellow at Hoover center on issues pertaining to public policy in health care. He is investigating the role of government in the emerging era of consumerism in health care, both within the United States and globally, and the impact of government policies on technology-based innovations in medicine. At the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, he has particular interests in the evolving health care system of emerging economies, and has a recent Fulbright award to collaborate with academic leaders in China on structuring health care solutions for China. Dr. Atlas is also participating with leaders from government and academia on the World Banks Commission on Growth and Development.