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Assistant Professor

Matthew Eisenberg, PhD, MPhil, uses applied health economics methods to study how consumers make decisions about their healthcare.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 406

Research Interests

Health care policy; Applied microeconomics
Experiences & Accomplishments
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
Matthew Eisenberg, Ph.D., is an economist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Eisenberg’s research focuses on a variety of economic issues related to health care including how incentive structures and information flows affect consumer decision making, health care markets, and behavioral health. Dr. Eisenberg has active projects examining the impact of high-deductible health plans, the effects of direct-to-consumer marketing of pharmaceutical and over-the-counter products, and the opioid epidemic. His work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the Arnold Foundation. His research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Health Economics, JAMA-IM, and Health Services Research. At Johns Hopkins, he is the director of the Interdepartmental Program on Health Economics, director of the Ph.D. concentration in health economics and policy, and teaches core courses in the health economics sequence. He received his Ph.D. from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.
Honors & Awards
Best of ARM Abstract. Selected as one of eight abstracts to be featured as the Best of the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, 2020 Bloomberg School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching for Applied Microeconomics for Policymaking, 2019 Bloomberg School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching for Intermediate Health Economics, 2019, 2020 Bloomberg School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching for Health Economics II, 2016, 2017, 2018
Select Publications
Selected publications listed. A full CV and links to all papers can be found on my website,
  • Rabideau B, Eisenberg M, Reid R, Sood N. 2021. The Impact of High-Deductible Health Plans on the Use of Low-Value Care. Journal of Health Economics. 76: 102424.
  • Eisenberg M, Stone EM, Pittell H, McGinty EE. 2020. The impact of academic medical center policies restricting direct-to-physician marketing on opioid prescribing. Health Affairs. 39(6): 1002-1010
  • Eisenberg M, Du S, Kennedy-Hendricks A, Sen A, Barry CL. 2020. Health care spending by enrollees with substance use and mental health disorders in high-deductible health plans v traditional plans. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online April 15, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0342
  • Eisenberg M, Haviland A, Mehtora A, Huckfedlt P, Sood N. 2017. The Long-Term Effects of Consumer-Directed Health Plans on the Use of Preventive Care. Journal of Health Economics. 55:61-75
  • Eisenberg M, Avery R, Cantor J. 2017. Vitamin Panacea: Is Advertising Fueling Demand for Products with Little Scientific Benefit? Journal of Health Economics. 55:30-44