Title: Health economist and research investigator.
Other offices: Research fellow, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) Center, University of Minnesota.
Joined the Institute: 2009
Education and training: PhD, applied economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Overview/research interests: Research interests include the economics of prevention (with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity), the impact of health technologies on individual behavior, health and science policy, and the social determinants of health. Methodological expertise includes microsimulation modeling, disease risk estimation, cost-effectiveness analysis, economic policy analysis, and approaches to causal inference from observational data.
Current research activities and funding:
- Policy modeling of health and health impact (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Online resource for assessment of community health interventions (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
- Adolescent hypertension management (Clinical trial, National Institutes of Health)
- Adult hypertension management (Clinical trial, National Institutes of Health)
- International assessments of patenting in genetics (National Institutes of Health)