Rebecca Myerson, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health EconomicsPharmaceutical and Health EconomicsCurriculum Vitae
- Policy evaluation
- Health economics
- Chronic conditions
- Global health
PhD in Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2016
MPH, University of Washington, 2011
BA, Harvard, 2007
Myerson's research aims to quantify the impacts of policies on incidence and management of chronic disease, with a focus on vulnerable populations. Specific projects have analyzed the role of nutrition policy, health insurance eligibility policy, information interventions, and income transfer programs in shaping these outcomes. New work will focus on the impact of a diabetes prevention lifestyle intervention during middle age on disparities in healthy life span. Her research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the NBC Nightly News. In 2018, Myerson received the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research.
Myerson holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago with a concentration in applied econometrics, as well as a master in public health from the University of Washington and a bachelor's in psychology from Harvard. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and conducted research in China as a Fulbright scholar.
Myerson R, Lu T, Tonnu-Mihara I, Huang E. "Medicaid eligibility expansions may address gaps in access to diabetes medications." Health Affairs, 2018; 37(8) 1200-1207. -Link
Myerson R, Colantonio L, Safford M, Huang E. "Does identification of previously undiagnosed conditions change care seeking behavior?" Health Services Research, 2018; 53(3): 1517-1538. -Link
Myerson R, Makela SM, Chandrasekhar C, Mathew S, Chakraborty S. "Determinants of condom uptake among HIV voluntary counselling and testing clients: experiences from a hospital-based study in south India." BMC Health Services Research, 2012; 12(13). PubMed -Link
Myerson R, Hou YB, Tang HZ, Cheng Y, Wang Y, Ye ZX. "Home and away: Chinese migrant workers between two worlds." The Sociological Review, 2010; 58(1): 26-44. -Link
Birnbaum J, Cowling K, Foreman K, Fullman N, Gubbins P, Levin-Rector A, Makela S, Marcus J, Myerson R, Schneider M. "Skeptical optimism: a new take on global health data." The Lancet, 2009; 374(9703): 1730-1731. PubMed -Link