Denise Clayton

Research Economist, Health Care Financing and Payment

Denise Clayton


  • PhD, Economics, University of California at San Diego
  • BS, Economics and Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Denise Clayton, PhD, evaluates health policy, insurance benefits, and innovative health care delivery models, specifically focusing on the effects on health, expenditures, and utilization.

Dr. Clayton studies public health insurance expansions and their effects on the elderly and other vulnerable populations, such as those with chronic conditions. She uses her experience in research design, primary and secondary data collection and analysis, and economic modeling to work on key projects related to state innovation models, multipayer advanced primary care practices, risk adjustment, and other issues.

Dr. Clayton is a member of the American Economic Association and the American Society of Health Economists. She has also taught a number of seminars and courses at the University of California at San Diego.