Economics of Health and Health Care

Daniel P. Carpenter Doctorate

Cohort 5 — Michigan Alumni List
Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Department of Government
Director, Center for American Political Studies
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Carpenter received his doctorate from University of Chicago. He conducts research in American politics and political development, political economy, regulation and the history and political economy of pharmaceuticals.  He often blends narrative and statistical methods in his research, trying to harness the contributions of different perspectives.  He is author of The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Networks, Reputations and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928 (Princeton University Press, 2001), and Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton University Press, 2010).  His research and writing have appeared in Studies in American Political Development, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine, among other professional venues.  He currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Scientific Standards for Modified Risk Tobacco Products. Professor Carpenter has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alfred Sloan foundation.  He currently serves as co-editor of the journal Studies in American Political Development and is co-director of Harvard’s Medications and Society Program.

Discipline: Political Science
		

John Cawley Ph.D.

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Professor, Departments of Policy Analysis and Management, and Economics
Co-Director, Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Cawley received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his AB from Harvard University. John's primary field of research is health economics, with a focus on the economics of obesity. He studies the economic causes of obesity, the economic consequences of obesity, and economic approaches to obesity treatment and prevention.  John was awarded an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research by the RWJF, the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award in Prevention and Control by the CDC. John is also a two-time recipient of the Kappa Omicron Nu / Human Ecology Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Advising of students at Cornell. John is an Editor of the Journal of Health Economics, an Associate Editor of Health Economics, and serves on the editorial boards of The American Journal of Health Economics and Economics & Human Biology.  He also serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).

Discipline: Economics
		

Reid Cushman Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Yale Alumni List
Director, Technology Development, CITI Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Dr. Cushman received his PhD in Government, a MAPA, MA and BA from the University of Virginia. Dr. Cushman received his training in economics, political science and public policy at the University of Virginia.  Prior to coming to UM, he was a lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California - Berkeley.  His teaching background includes courses in ethics and public policy, health care economics, health care policy, political philosophy, public health ethics and law, science and technology policy, and statistics and research methods, at UC-Berkeley, UM, UVa, and other universities. He currently teaches in UM’s Health Executive MBA program, the MSCTI Program, and the Public Health MPH/PhD program.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Seth M. Freedman Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Dr. Freedman received his PhD from the University of Maryland Department of Economics. His research primarily focuses on the causes and effects of technology diffusion and utilization in health care, including the effects of insurance expansion on hospital technology adoption, the effects of financial incentives on technology use, and the effects of electronic medical records on patient outcomes. His work has been published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, and he has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

Discipline: Economics
		

Bradley J. Herring Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Yale Alumni List
Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Deputy Chair of Academic Affairs
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Herring received his PhD from University of Pennyslvania in 2002. His research focuses on a number of economic and public policy issues related to health insurance coverage. He has published articles in the Journal of Health Economics and New England Journal of Medicine, and is co-author of the book Pooling Health Insurance Risks. His research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, OECD, HHS ASPE, and AHRQ. For instance, his research has examined the availability of charity care to the uninsured, the individual health insurance market, Medicaid managed care, and insurer and hospital market concentration. More recently, he is examining the effect of health insurance coverage on health outcomes, the effect of rising health insurance premiums on worker wages, and the effect of the 2010 Affordable Care Act on employment-based insurance. Dr. Herring served for a year with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and recently served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Health Insurance Plan.

Discipline: Economics
		

Radha Iyengar Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Harvard Alumni List
Senior Economist
RAND Corporation, Washington, DC

Dr. Iyengar received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University. Prior to the Rand Corporation, she served in senior staff positions at the White House National Security Council, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. Over the course of her government service, she was instrumental in executive actions on sexual assault and suicide prevention, budget and policy related to nuclear and energy infrastructure security and resilience, and security assistance and counterterrorism efforts in the the Middle East and North Africa. Before her government service, Iyengar worked as an economist at RAND. Her research has covered empirical evaluations of policies aimed at reducing violence including criminal violence, sexual assault, terrorist behavior, and sexual and intimate partner violence. At the outset of her career, she was an assistant professor at the London School of Economics.

Discipline: Economics
		

Douglas L. Miller Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Miller received his PhD (Economics) and MA (Economics) both from Princeton University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz. He is a micro-economist, with research interests in social policy.  Dr. Miller is especially interested in policies that impact demographically and economically vulnerable populations.  He is also interested in the relationship between the economic environment and health outcomes.  Dr. Miller's research works to build and expand the econometric toolkit used to answer social science and public policy questions. Before joining PAM, I was a member of the Economics Department at UC Davis from 2002-2016.

Discipline: Economics
		

Carl V. Phillips Ph.D.

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Scientific Director
The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, Milford, NH

Dr. Phillips received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.  His research focuses include tobacco harm reduction, health policy ethics, scientific epistemology, and improving research methods for policy applications.  Dr. Phillips directs the TobaccoHarmReduction.org project, formerly developed at the University of Alberta School of Public Health, which focuses on educating consumer and opinion leaders about low-risk alternatives to smoking, particularly smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, and improving upon the ineffective and unethical standard approaches to nicotine and tobacco policy. Dr. Phillips is also editor-in-chief of the journal Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations and the online working paper and journal club project, epiereview.com.  He serves as a consultant in the areas of epidemiology methods, product liability, and public policy.  His work in epidemiologic methods has won several awards, including the Rothman award for the best paper of 2003 in the leading epidemiology journal.  He lives outside of Edmonton, Canada, where he raises chickens and alpacas.

Discipline: Economics
		

Anne Morrison Piehl Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Piehl received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University and her AB in Economics from Harvard University. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She conducts research on the economics of crime and criminal justice, including sentencing and incarceration, homicide and other crimes, and the connections between immigration and crime.  Her research has been published in journals across several fields, including economics, law, population, and criminology. She is co-author, with Bert Useem, of Prison State: The Challenge of Mass Incarceration. Piehl is serving on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and just concluded service on an ad-hoc panel that recently released the report of its work, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States.  Piehl has testified before the United States Sentencing Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Immigration as well as work in Massachusetts and New Jersey on state corrections policy concerns.

Discipline: Economics
		

M. Marit Rehavi Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Rehavi received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research explores the factors that influence expert decisions and use of discretion in medicine, politics and law. She has also studied the effects of politician identity (specifically gender and party affiliation) on fiscal policy and government priorities.
 

Discipline: Economics