Faculty and Staff Profiles

CYRIL F. CHANG
Professor, Economics
Email: cchang@memphis.edu
Office Location: 312 Fogelman Clsrm Bldg
Office Hours: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Tuesdays, and by appointment
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Cyril F. Chang, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and Director of
Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
The University of MemphisMemphis, Tennessee 38152

Phone 901-678-3565; Fax 901-678-2685; E-Mail: cchang@memphis.edu

Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics: http://www.memphis.edu/mlche/  

Biographical Sketch     

Dr. Cyril Chang is Professor of Economics at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics where he is also the Director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics.  In addition to his major appointment at the University of Memphis, he serves as an adjunct Professor of Economics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

Dr. Chang teaches Health Care Economics and Executive MBA Economics and regularly conducts executive training seminars and workshops for health care professionals and executives.  He has written a book and published more than 100 articles and book chapters on a wide range of economic and health services research topics.  In 2004, Dr. Chang won the University of Memphis’ Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award, the highest distinction given annually to one faculty member who has made sustained contributions to the University in scholarly activity, teaching, and service.  He has also been a double recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Research Award and a three-time winner of the Fogelman College’s Suzanne Palmer Professorship for teaching, research and services, respectively.  His current research interests include the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, potentially avoidable hospitalizations, and non-urgent emergency department visits. 

  

Additional Information

The Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics: http://www.memphis.edu/mlche/index.php




Work Experience

  • Professor, Economics - The University of Memphis - 1989-Date
  • Adjunct Professor (non-pecuniary), Preventive Medicine - Univ. of Tenn. Health Science Center - 1995-Date
  • Co-Director,   - Memphis Alliance for Public Health Research (MAP) - 1998-2000
  • Director, The Methodist LeBonheur Center for Healthcare Economics - Fogelman College of Business and Economics - 2003-
Honors/Awards
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship for Research (Cash Award $10,000 - Fogelman College of Business and Economics, UofM - 2009
  • Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship - Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis - 2006
  • UoM Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award - The University of Memphis - 2004
  • Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship - Fogelman College of business and Economics, The Univ. of Memphis - 2002
  • UoM Alumni Assn Distinguished Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 2002
  • UoM Alumni Assn. Distinguished Research Award - The University of Memphis - 1996

Support

  • Le Bonheur Asthma Project - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services - $91,650 - 2013-2014
  • Economic Impacts of UT Major Capital Projects - UT Health Science Center - $42,000 - 2014
  • Analysis of ED Utilization of TennCare Enrollees Under the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan - UnitedHealthCare - $40,000 - 2013
  • Aligning Forces for Quality_Cost and Quality Analysis - Healthy Memphis Common Table/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - $60,000 - 2011-2013
  • Cost Analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital/Tenn Dept. of Health - $41,625 - 2011-2013
  • Impact of Health Reform on Health System in Tennessee - BCBS of Tennessee/The Assisi Foundation - $70,000 - 2011-2012
  • Economic Impact of University of Tennessee Health Science Center - UT Health Science Center - $45,000 - 2011-2012
  • Impact of Health Reform in Shelby County, Tennessee - The Assisi Foundation - $44,944 - 2010-2011
  • “Impacts of TennCare Pharmacy Limits on Health Care Utilization and Costs” - Pfizer Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy Council of Pfizer, Inc. - $112,708 - 2007-08
  • “Logistic Analysis of the Role of Race and Insurance on Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Tennessee” - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and the Tennessee Hospital Discharge Data - $75,473, $24,000 - 2003-04
  • “Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Tennessee: A Descriptive Study” - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - $25,000, $12,000 - 1997-2002
  • State Health Planning Grant to Study the Uninsured in Tennessee - A subcontract grant from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center - $12,028 - 2005

Outreach

  • Op-Ed Articles - The Memphis Commerical Appeal - 2000-2015 -  
  • Primary Care Physician Practice Transformation - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and HealthChoice - 2014-2015 - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Baptist Physician Leadership Institute - Baptist Memorial Health Care - 2014-2015 - Baptist Memmorial Health Care
  • Healthy Shelby Project - Memphis Fast Forward and Healthy Memphis Common Table - 2013 - Memphis Fast Forward
  • Project Better Care - Memphis Medical Society - 2012-2013 - Healthy Memphis Common Table
  • Health Care Research Journal Club - Health care researchers, practitioners and administrators - 2005 to Date - Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics
  • Scientific Review Committee -   - 2007-2008 - The International Health Care Economics Association (iHEA)
  • Board of Directors, The Urban Child Institute -   - 2004 to Date - The Urban Child Institute (formerly the LHS, Inc.)
  • Shelby County Healthy Community Commission -   - 2003-04 - Mayor AC Wharton, Shelby County Government
  • Board of Directors, Center for Health Quality (former the Mid-South Medical Foundation of Memphis) -   - 2003- - Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Center for Health Quality (QSource)
  • The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) -   - 2003- - JCAHO
  • Technical Evaluation Team for evaluating managed care contract proposals for TennCare Partners' $400 million BHO contracts for 2004-09 -   - 2003- - Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Mental Health Summit of the Memphis/Shelby County Medical Society -   - 2000- - The Shelby County/Bluff City Medical Societies
Service
  • University - Tenure and Promotion Appeals Committee - 2013-2015
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics - Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2013-2015
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics - Continous Improvement Committee - 2013-2015
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics - Undergraduate Programs Committee - 2013-2015
Consulting
  • Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and HealthChoice - 2014-2015
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2014-2015
  • Mississippi State University - 2014-2015
  • Healthy Memphis Common Table, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Align Forces for Quality (A4FQ) organization - 2011-2013
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health, External Reviewer of County Health Department Models and other Health Services Research Projects - 2009-2011
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2009
  • The Ministry of Health of the Peoples' Republic of China - 2009
  • Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI), - 2006-2008
  • Methodist LeBonheur Health Care, Memphis, TN - 2007-08
  • LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN - 2007
  • Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) of Memphis - 2006
  • The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) - 2005
  • The Memphis & Shelby County Mental Health Summit - 2003-04
  • The Memphis & Shelby County Medical Society - 2001-03
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2000-01
  • The Memphis & Shelby County Medical Society - 2000
  • The Regional Medical Center at Memphis - 2000
  • The Le Bonheur Health Systems, Inc. - 1999
  • FedEx - 1992-97
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Chang, Cyril, Price, Sylvia, and Pfoufz, Susan, Economic and Nursing: Critical Professional Issues, FA Davis Publishing Co., 2001.
  •          Received the 2001 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
  •          Reviewed by Mary Anne Schutz, PhD, MBA, RN, Director of Online Educational Development, UCLA School of Nursing, in Journal of Nursing Administration, 2001, 31(6):332, and by Alison P. Smith, BSN, RN, Assistant Editor, Nursing Economics, in Nursing Economics, Jan 2001 19(1):33-34.
  • Book Chapters:
  • Chang, Cyril F. and Tuckman, Howard P. “Chapter 1, Income Diversification,” in Bruce Season and Dennis Y. Young (eds.), Nonprofit Economics and Management: The State of Research, Edward Elgar, 2010.
  • Chang, Cyril F., Price, Sylvia, and Pfoufz, Susan. “Health Care Economics,” in Rose Kearney (ed.), Advancing Your Practice: Concepts of Professional Nursing, 4th ed., FA Davis Publishing Co., 2008.
  • Tuckman, Howard P. and Chang, Cyril F. “Commercial Activity, Technological change, and Nonprofit Mission,” in WW Powell and Richard Steinberg (eds.), The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 2nd Edition, The Yale University Press, 2006.
  • Chang, Cyril F. and Stephanie C. Steinberg. “The Cost and Cost Effectiveness of Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation” in Dominick W. Mancuso (ed.),  Progress in Kidney Transplantation, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2006.
  • Pfoutz, Susan, Price, Sylvia, and Chang, Cyril. “Health Economics,” in Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, and Mary w. Chaffee (eds.), Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 4th ed., Elsevier Science, 2002.
  • Tuckman, HP and Chang, CF. “Who Bears then Burden of Uncompensated Hospital Care?” in Health and Poverty, ed. Michael J. Holosko and Marvin D. Feit, New York: The Haworth Press, 1997.
  • Chang, Cyril F. and Howard P. Tuckman. "Financial Vulnerability and Attrition as Measures of Nonprofit Performance," in The Nonprofit Sector in the Mixed Economy, ed. by Avner Ben‑Ner and Benedetto Gui, The University of Michigan Press, 1993, pp. 163-180.
  • Tuckman, Howard P. and Chang, Cyril F. "The Challenges to Creating and Maintaining Nonprofits in Newly Emerging Market Economies," in Societal Change Between Market and Organization.  ed. by J. Child, M. Crozier, R. Mayntz et al.  Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 1993, pp. 101-124.
  • Chang, Cyril F. "Chapter 5 - Cost Analysis," in Community-Based Long-Term Care, The North Little Model, 1988-1992 (Monograph), ed. by Claudia Beverly-Leath, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dec. 1992. (**)
  • Tuckman, Howard P. and Chang, Cyril F. "Accumulating Financial Surplus in Nonprofit Organizations," in Governing, Leading, and Managing Nonprofit Organizations, ed. by Dennis Young, Virginia Hodgkinson, and Robert Hollister, The Jossey‑Bass Press, 1992, pp.253-278.
  • Tuckman, H. P. and Chang, Cyril F. "The Role of Goals in University Resource Allocation Decisions," in Stephen A. Hoenack, ed., The Economics, Management, and Fiscal Environment of American Universities, SUNY Press, 1990.
Journal Articles
  • Chang, Cyril F. and Mirvis, David M, “An Analysis of Emergency Department Utilization by Enrollees in the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan,” Research Report prepared for the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan of Tennessee,” November 2013.
  • Chang, Cyril F. “Status Report on Efforts to Advance Understanding and Awareness of Non-Urgent and Primary-Care-Sensitive Hospital Emergency Department Visits in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee,” Healthy Memphis Common Table Take Charge Report #7, March 2013
  • Chang, Cyril F. “Status Report on Efforts to Understand and Create Awareness of Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee,” Healthy Memphis Common Table Take Charge Report #5, September 2012.
  • Chang, Cyril F. “Non-urgent ED Use in Shelby County, Tennessee,” an Issue Brief released by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis, August 2012.
  • Chang, Cyril F. “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Shelby County, Tennessee,” an Issue Brief released by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis, May 2012.
  • Chang, CF, Mirvis, DM, Gnuschke et al. “The Impact of Health Reform in Tennessee,” a report prepared and published by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis, Jan. 2012
  • Lubiani, GG, Pope, RA and Chang, CF. “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Tennessee, 2008,” an Issue Brief prepared and published by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis, May 2011
  • Chang, CF, Mirvis, DM et al. “The Impact of Health Reform in Shelby County, Tennessee,” a report prepared and published by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis, Jan. 2011
  • Chang, CF, Mirvis, DM, Gnuschke, J et al. “The Economic Impact of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,” a report commissioned by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and prepared by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis, May 2011
  • Pope, RA and Chang, CF. “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Tennessee, 2007,” an Issue Brief prepared and published by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis, July 8, 2010
  • Chang, CF and Troyer, JL.  “Trends in Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations among Adults in Tennessee, 1998 – 2006,” an Issue Brief prepared and published by the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis, March 2010
  • Weiwei Chen, Water TM and Chang CF. “Impact of Insurance on Non-Urgent and Primary-Care-Sensitive Emergency Department Use,” forthcoming in the American Journal of Managed Care, 2015. 
  • Mirvis DM and Chang CF, “Tennessee’s Option to Expand Medicaid Coverage: What are the Issues?” Tennessee Medicine (The Official Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association), November/December 2012:27-31.
  • Waters TM, Chang CF, Cecil WT, Kasteridis P, Mirvis D. “Impact of Consumer Directed Health Plans on Healthcare Utilization and Costs,” Health Services Research, 2011; 46(1Pt1):155-172.
  • Warren CL, White-Means SI, Wicks MN, Chang CF, Gourley D, and Rice M “"Cost Burden of the Presenteeism Health Outcome: Diverse Workforce of Nurses and Pharmacists," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 53(1):90-99.
  • Chang CF and Troyer JL. “Trends in Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Adults in Tennessee, 1998-2006,” Tennessee Medicine (The Official Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association), November/December 2011:35-45.
  • Wang J, Mullins CD, Chang CF et al. “Comparison of Changes Over Time in Health Expenditures  Per Capita Across Racial and Ethnic Groups,” Journal of Public Policy, 2010;6(3/4):172-189.
  • Steinberg SC, Faris RJ, Chang CF et al. “Impact of Adherence to Interferons in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis,” Clinical Drug Investigation, 2010; 30(2):89-100.
  • Herrod HG and Chang CF. “Variations in Charges for the Care of Low Birth Weight Infants among Academic Hospitals,” Clinical Pediatrics, 2010; 49(5):443-449.
  • Chang, CF and Troyer, JL. “The Impact of TennCare on Hospital Efficiency,” Health Care Management Science 2009; 12(3):201-216.
  • Chang, CF, Herrod, HG and Steinberg, SS. “Prevalence and Costs of Acute and Chronic Potentially Avoidable Pediatric Hospitalizations in Tennessee,” Tennessee Medicine (The Official Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association), 2009; 102(11):35-39.
  • Chang, CF and Pope, RA. “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations: An Analysis of Prevalence Disparities associated with Gender, Race and Insurance,” Public Health Reports 2009; 124(1):127-37. 
  • Chang, CF, Mirvis, DM and Waters, TW. “The Effects of Race and Insurance on the Likelihood of Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Tennessee,” Medical Care Research and Review 2008; 65(5):596-616.
  • Nichols, LO, Chang, CF, Lummus, A et al. “The Cost Effectiveness of a Behavior Intervention with Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients,” Journal of American Geriatric Society 2008; 56(3):413-420. 
  • Herrod, GH and Chang, CF. “Potentially Avoidable Pediatric Hospitalizations as Defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: What Do They Tell Us About Disparities in Child Health?” Clinical Pediatrics 2008; 47(2):128-136.
  • Chang, CF. “From TennCare to Cover Tennessee: Providing Health Care to Low-Income Individuals and the Uninsured in Tennessee,” Managed Care (Peer Reviewed) 2007; 16(11):45-49.
  • Chang, CF and Jain, Manoj. “Tennessee Has Too Many Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations,” Tennessee Medicine: The Journal of the Tennessee Medical Society 2006; 99:41-45.
  •  Chang, CF and Steinberg, SC. “Influence of Hospice Use on Hospital Inpatient Mortality: A State-Level Analysis,” Hospital Topics 2006; 84(2):2-10.
  •  Chang, CF, Rubin, RM, and Nocetti, D. “Healthy Life Expectancy for Selected Race and Gender Subgroups: The Case of Tennessee,” Southern Medical Journal 2005; 98(10):977-984.
  • Chang CF, Waters TM, Mirvis DM. The Economics of Prevention in a Post-Managed Care Environment. Journal of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2004; 3(2): 67-70.  
  • Rockett Ian RH, Putnam SL, Jia H, Chang CF, and Smith GS. "Substance Abuse Treatment Need, Health Services Utilization, and Cost: A Population-Based Emergency Department Study," Annal of Emergency Medicine 2004; 45(2):118-127.  
  • 3.      Chang CF, Winsett RP, Gaber AO, and Hathaway DK. "Cost Effectiveness of Posttransplantation Quality of Life Intervention among Kidney Recipients," Clinical Transplantation 2004; 18:407-414.
  • 4.      Retzlaff-Roberts D, Chang CF, and Rubin RM. "Technical Efficiency in the Use of Health Care Resources: A Comparison of OECD Countries," Health Policy 2004; 69(1):55-72.
  • 5.      Rubin, Rose M. and Chang, CF. "A Bibliographical Analysis of Journal Publications by Prolific Authors in Health Economics," Health Economics 2003 12(5):403-14.
  • 7.      Kutikova, L, Reed, PJ, Bradberry, JC, Chang, CF, Gourley, DR, and Hak, LJ. "Comparison of the Political Contributions of Pharmacists with Other Health care Professionals." Am J Health-System Pharmacy 2003, 60(2):185-88.
  • 8.      Mirvis, DM, Bailey, JE, and Chang, CF. "TennCare - Medicaid Managed Care in Tennessee in Jeopardy," The American Journal of Managed Care January 2002, 8(1):57-68.
  • 9.      Smith, William and Chang, Cyril F. "Shipping the good apples out: a note on contributions of time and money," Economics Bulletin 2002 10(1):1-14.
  • 10.  Chang, Cyril F. "A critical Review of the Arguments for Insurance Coverage for Smoking-Cessation Therapies," Managed Care May 2001 10(5):62-65.
  • 11.  Klesges, RC, Haddock, CK, Chang, CF, Talcottm GW and Lando, HA. "Smoking and Its Relationship to the Cost of Military Training," Tobacco Control Spring 2001 10:43-47.
  • 12.  Rubin, RM and Chang, CF. "The Uninsured under TennCare: A Case Study of Public Health Clinic Users," Southern Medical Journal 2000, 93(10): 989-995.
Presentations
  • March 20, 2014     “Mechanism Linking Self-Regulation in Early Life to Adult Health and Well-Being: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Find Out?” Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health: Early Brain Development and Function – Impact on Social and Health Outcomes, A lecture conference sponsored jointly by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Urban Child Institute.
  • May 14, 2014        “Health Care Reform after ACA,” an invited lecture given to St. Jude Clinical Fellows at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Feb. 20, 2014        “ACA and End-of-Life Care,” an invited lecture given at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • May 10, 2013        “Health Reform in Tennessee and Pediatric Practice,” an invited lecture given at the 2013 Etteldorf Symposium at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • May 8, 2013          “National Health Care Reform – An Update,” an invited lecture given at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • April 24, 2013       An invited talk, “ObamaCare and Its Influence on End of Life Decisions,” given at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • March 5, 2013       “Should Tennessee Expand Medicaid/TennCare: What Are the Options,” given to the Mid-South Chapter of the American Association of Health Insurance Underwriters in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • January 31, 2013   Keynote speech, “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations and Non-Urgent ED Visits in Shelby County, Tennessee,” give to the Learning Collaborative training meeting sponsored by the Diabetes for Life Project of the Healthy Memphis Common Table.
  • July 13, 2012         “Health Reform and the News Media,” given at the 2012-13 Regional Health Journalism Fellows Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • April 12, 2012       “The Individual Mandate Controversy and the Supreme Court,” a Grand Rounds Speech given at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • April 4, 2012         “The Mandate and the Supreme Court,” a lecture given at the Business Managers’ Conference of the University of Tennessee Medical Group, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb. 15, 2012        “U.S. Health Care and Health Care Delivery in the Post-Reform Environment,” given at the Systems-Based Practice Lecture Series for Clinical Fellows at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • August 18, 2011   “American Health and Social Welfare Systems: A Cross-Cultural Perspective,” given to a delegation of visiting municipal officials from the City of Chongqing, China
  • March 11, 2011     “Impacts of Health Care Reform in Shelby County, Tennessee,” given at Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care in Memphis, Tennessee
  • July 29, 2010         “Health Care Reform and Physicians” given at a Town Hall Meeting of the Memphis Medical Society
  • July 28, 2010         “Health Care Reform: What Now?” given to East Memphis Rotary Club, Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 26, 2010        “Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 on Hospitals,” given to the Board of Governors, Crittenden Regional Hospital, West Memphis, Arkansas
  • May 20, 2010        “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010,” given to Leadership Germantown, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Nov. 20, 2009       “Health Reform Myths and Acts,” given to the Memphis Chapter of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters
  • Oct. 7, 2009          “Top 10 Health Care Reform Myths,” delivered to the Financial Planning Association of the Mid-South in Memphis, Tennessee
  • August 18, 2009   “Health Care Reform: Issues and Solutions,” given to the Memphis/Shelby County Mental Health Summit at the Urban Child Institute, Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 25, 2009        “Improving Efficiency in the Context of Health Care Reform,” the endowed Charles Bluestone Lecture at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in Seattle, WA
  • Feb. 18, 2009        “Health Care Reform in the New Administration: An Economic Perspective,delivered at the Univ. of Alabama at Huntsville as an invited speaker for the UA Huntsville Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Feb. 18, 2009        “Inefficiency of the American Health Care System: A Neglected Issue in Health Care Debate,” delivered at the UA Huntsville College of Nursing
  •  Feb. 17, 2009  “Obama’s Health Agenda,” delivered at the Univ. of Alabama at Huntsville as an invited speaker for the UA Huntsville Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Conference Presentations and Posters Since 2010
  • “Determinants of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending in Bangladesh,” (with Moon Moon Haque), presenter in a poster session at the 5th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) in Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2015.
  • “Does Insurance Coverage Contribute to Obesity?” (with Moon Moon Haque), presenter in a poster session at the 5th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) in Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2014.
  • “Does Prenatal care prevent Potentially Avoidable Maternal Complication? An empirical Investigation with an emphasis on racial disparities in access and outcome” (with Riham Ishak), presented at the 4th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists at the University of Minnesota, June 10-13, 2012.
  • “The Effect of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions on Hospital Admissions Through the Emergency Department” (with Jennifer Troyer), presented at the UT Health Science Center Health Systems Research Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, Sept. 7, 2011
  • “The Effect of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions on Hospital Admissions Through the Emergency Department” (with Jennifer Troyer), presented at the 8th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association in Toronto, Canada, July 10-13, 2011.
  • “Do-Not-Resuscitate:  Patient, Hospital, and Socio-Economic Characteristics Associated with Active DNR Orders in an Inpatient Hospital Setting” (with Gregory G. Lubiani), presented at the 86th Annual Conference in San Diego, California, June 29 - July 3, 2011.
  • “Impact of Consumer Directed Health Plans on Healthcare Utilization and Costs” (with Teresa M. Waters, David M. Mirvis, William T. Cecil and Panagiotis Kasteridis), presented at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, June 20-23, 2010.