Health Economics

Our health economists study the underlying causes of the high cost of health care and whether health care can be improved through better resource allocation and health care financial management.

In examining diverse medical problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lead poisoning, and substance abuse, our research helps policy makers decide how to allocate personal, technical, and financial resources to improve public health and the human condition.


  • Cost/benefit analyses of interventions and treatments
  • Cost-effectiveness studies
  • Economic modeling
  • Program evaluations


Study Finds Cost-effectiveness of Coronary Artery Calcium Screening Highly Dependent on Cost of Statins

As long as statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, remain inexpensive and don’t affect the patient&rsqu... Read more »