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
RTI International health economist testifies before US House of Representatives on Medicare post-acute care

Melissa Morley, Ph.D., senior health economist in the Health Care Financing and Payment Program at RTI, told members ... Read more »