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Concentration in Health Economics and Policy

Recent Graduates and Dissertation Titles

Graduate Name Dissertation Title
Trevor Ellison (2015) Economic evaluation in kidney transplantation
Eric Roberts (2015) Essays on markets for primary care services for medicaid adults
Susan Yeh (2015) Essays on the federal financing of the Medicaid and Medicare programs
Christine Buttorff (2014) The impact of a value-based insurance design on those with multiple chronic conditions
Fred Selck (2013) Essays on physician behavior
Chuck Shih (2013) Preferences for EQ-5D health states and experienced health states in the US general population: The impact of framing and current health on values
Erin Trish (2013) Essays on competition in US private health insurance markets
Megan O’Brien (2009) Impact of prescription drug insurance on health care utilization and expenditures among elderly medicare beneficiaries with depression
Bianca Frogner (2008) Long-run modeling of health care expenditure growth in industrialized countries
Gretchen Jacobson (2008) The return on investing additional tax dollars into the National Institutes of Health: A case study examining whether NIH funding correlates with increased phase I testing of new pharmaceuticals
Omar Galarraga (2007) The effect of antidepressants on the labor market outcomes of HIV-infected persons using highly active antiretroviral therapy in the United States: 1996-2004


Below is a list of positions from Alumni of the PhD Concentration in Health Economics and Policy.

  • Cardiothoracic Fellow: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Principal Analyst: Congressional Budget Office Division of Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis
  • Associate Policy Research: RAND Corporation
  • Senior Economist: Bates White
  • Associate Director of Healthcare Reform & Public Policy: Biogen
  • Assistant Research Professor: University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy
  • Executive Director: Merck
  • Deputy Director of Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI-Lab): University of Washington
  • Associate Director for Medicare Policy: Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Associate Professor: Brown University School of Public Health