Rebecca  Myerson

Rebecca Myerson, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Pharmaceutical and Health EconomicsCurriculum Vitae

Research Topics

  1. Policy evaluation
  2. Health economics
  3. Chronic conditions
  4. Global health

Contact Information


PhD in Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2016
MPH, University of Washington, 2011
BA, Harvard, 2007

Rebecca Myerson

Research Interest

Rebecca Myerson's research centers on how interventions and policy changes affect incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic conditions. She has a particular interest in how different patients self-select into health care and health insurance in different policy contexts and how this can shape the observed impacts of policy. Additional projects focus on how state-level variations in Affordable Care Act implementation affect trends in pharmaceutical use for diabetes and hypertension; the impact of trans fat bans on cardiovascular disease incidence; and migration responses to changes in policy. Her research has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News.


Rebecca holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago with a concentration in applied econometrics, as well as a MPH from the University of Washington and a bachelors in psychology from Harvard. Prior to graduate school, Rebecca worked at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and conducted research in China as a Fulbright scholar.

Selected Projects/Publications

Brandt E, Myerson R, Coca Perraillon M, Polonksy T. "Cardiovascular event admissions before and after trans fat restrictions in New York." JAMA Cardiology, 2017; EPub ahead of print. -Link

Myerson R, Colantonio L, Safford M, Huang E. "Does identification of previously undiagnosed conditions change care seeking behavior?" Health Services Research, 2017; EPub ahead of print. -Link

Olives C, Myerson R, Mokdad A, Murray CJL, Lim S. "Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in United States counties, 2001-2009." PLoS One, 2013; 8(4). PubMed -Link

Myerson R, Laiteerapong N. "The Affordable Care Act and diabetes diagnosis and care: Exploring the potential impacts." Current Diabetes Reports, 2016; 16(4): 27. PubMed -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

Myerson R. "Policy analysis with endogenous migration decisions: The case of left-behind migrant children in China." (Under review) -Link