My research concentrates on empirical aspects of health economics. My main research interest involves the determinants of neonatal health outcomes. To this end, I have looked at the effects of Certificate of Need regulations and insurance mandates on maternal and infant health. I also have a couple of projects involving medical malpractice issues and physician behavior. However, I am interested in broader public policy type questions such as education and welfare. To that end, I have a couple papers that use the random variation in lottery winners to look at the effects of income shocks on financial well-being and marriage/divorce outcomes.
I teach Health Economics and Health Finance for MHA students in the College of Public Health. I have taught Quantative Methods and Public Economics in the past, as well as Game Theory when I was a grad student.
In my spare time, I chase after my daughter and wait for the day my son is big enough to chase after.
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College of Public Health
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