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Antonio Trujillo, PhD, MPP, is a health economist working to improve access to medicines and the lives of seniors with chronic conditions around the globe.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E8142
(410) 614-1419

Research Interests

Health Economics; Health Systems; Economics of Chronic Conditions; Aging; Diabetes; Individualized Medicine; Fairness in Prescription Drug Prices; Generic Drugs; Biosimilars; Program Impact Evaluation; Econometrics; Causal Inference; Latin American Countries
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of North Carolina
Columbia University
Catholic University
Dr. Antonio Trujillo is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Health with expertise in health economics, applied econometrics, and behavioral economics.

His main areas of interest include
- Systems design to identify individuals with high-risk factors for chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes
- The use of economic incentives to motivate individuals with chronic conditions to engage in self-management
- The role of clinical guidelines in reducing medical costs to treat chronic conditions
- The causal links between chronic conditions and labor force participation, informal care, and income

He has studied the role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on preventive behavior of patients with chronic conditions. His goal is to incorporate individual information on personality in the design of public health programs to increase treatment adherence among individuals with diabetes and hypertension. Currently, Antonio is exploring how an economic view of fairness can inform drug regulation. He is also evaluating health systems policies to increase access to generic drugs and biosimilars.

Antonio is the director of the Master of Health Science (MHS) in Global Health Economics degree program in the Department of International Health. He teaches an advanced econometrics course on program impact evaluation using observational data and a course on behavioral economics and public health.
Honors & Awards

- Golden Apple Award AY-2020-21 (Econometrics I)

- Excellence in Teaching for his course Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs.

- Excellence in Teaching for his course Behavioral Economics and Health.

- Excellence in Teaching for his course Econometrics I

- JHU Center for Global Health Faculty Research Grant Fund Award (2010).
Select Publications
Selected publications (2018)
  • Jaime Miranda; María Lazo-Porras; Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz; M. Amalia Pesantes; Francisco Diez-Canseco; Antonio J. Trujillo (2018). The effect of individual and mixed rewards on diabetes management: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Wellcome Open Research, 3:139, pp. 1-16.
  • Jace B. Garrett, William B. Tayler, Ge Bai, Mariana P. Socal, Antonio J. Trujillo, Gerard F. Anderson (2018). Consumer Responses to Price Information in Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising. (In Press JAMA Internal Medicine IMD18-2099R)
  • Antonio J. Trujillo, Taruja Karmarkar, Caleb Alexander, William Padula, Jeremy Greene, Gerard Anderson (2018). Economists’ view of Fairness in Drug Prices: Do they really think differently from the public? Health Economics, Policy and Law, doi:10.1017/S1744133118000427, pp. 1-12
  • Andrew J. Mirelman*, Antonio J. Trujillo, Louis W. Niessen, Sayem Ahmed, Jahangir A. M. Khan, David H. Peters (2018). Household Coping Strategies after an Adult Non-Communicable Disease Death in Bangladesh (2018). (In Press International Journal of Health Planning and Management). (*Doctoral student)
  • Louis W Niessen, Diwakar Mohan, Jonathan K Akuoku, Andrew Mirelman, Sayem Ahmed, Tracey Koehlmoos, Antonio J. Trujillo, Jahangir Khan, David H Peters. Chronic diseases and poverty in low and middle-income settings - a systematic review (2018). (In Press Global Lancet)
Understanding Consumer Preferences in the Context of Managed Competition: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Colombia
The Effect of Segregation on Black-White Infant Mortality Disparities
Projecting Performance in Working Compensation Programs
Links between Chronic Diseases and Poverty in Bangladesh
Behavioral Economics and Health Policy in low- and middle-income countries
REDEEM trial: The effect of individual and mixed REwards in DiabEtEs Management, a randomised controlled trial
Health Research Challenge for Impact: Non-Communicable Diseases
Project SOAR