Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2011
B.A. Washington and Lee University, 2003

Teaching in Economics: Blockchain Economics, Healthcare Economics, Behavioral Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, and Principles of Economics

Advising for: Health Care Administration 

YouTube Economics Channel 
Video-conferencing in Studying Health Care Economics in Other Countries

Research Areas: Healthcare, Medicare.


“Video-conferencing in a health economics course with alumni in healthcare and partners abroad” invited book chapter in Handbook on Teaching Health Economics, Sept 2021.

"Development of a Specialty Intensity Score to Estimate a Patient's Need for Care Coordination Across Physician Specialties," with Thomas Bernardin, Benjamin Westermeyer, Ella Hagopian, Tyler Radtke and Ahmed Noman, Health Science Reports, May 2021. 

"Diffusion of Minimally Invasive Procedures across Hospitals and Traits of Fast Adopting Hospitals" with Chloe Mitchell and Alec Paulson, Atlantic Economic Journal, December 2017, Vol. 45, Issue 4, pp. 473–484.

"Low-Mortality Death in Hospitals After Vertical Integration with HMOs" with Aaron F. Miller, Journal of Hospital Administration, August 2017, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 31-38.

"Exploring the Validity of Developing an Interdisciplinarity Score of a Patient’s Needs: Care Coordination, Patient Complexity, and Patient Safety Indicators” with Lacey Etzkorn, Jessica Bestrashniy, Alexander Everhart, and Nicholas Nooney, Journal for Healthcare Quality, March/April 2017, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 107-121.

"Does Better Nurse Staffing Improve Detection of Depression and Anxiety as Secondary Conditions in Hospital Pneumonia Patients?" with Dorothy Morgan and Ryan Peterson, Nursing Economic$, May/June 2016, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 134-143.

"The Financial Impact of Hospital Closures on Surrounding Hospitals" with Paul Roback, Andrew Hartman, Erin Kelly and Yujie Li. Journal of Hospital Administration, June 2015, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 25-34.

"Adverse Selection in Health Insurance Markets: A Classroom Experiment". The Journal of Economic Education, 2014, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 90-100.

"Health Care Supply and County-level Variation in Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Prescription Medications" with Tim A. Bruckner, Chris Brown Mahoney, Brent D. Fulton, Peter Levine and Richard M. Scheffler, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, April 2012, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 442-449.

 "Jobless Recoveries and the Wait-and-See Hypothesis" with Stacey L. Schreft and Aari Singh, Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 2005, Vol. 90, No. 4, pp. 81-99.