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Vivian Ho
Professor
James A. Baker III Chair in Health Economics, Professor
 
e-mail:vho@rice.edu
 
  • A.B. Economics (1984) Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Ph.D. Economics (1992) Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Graduate Diploma Economics (1985) Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
 
Primary Department
   Department of Economics
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Department Affiliations
 
  • James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
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    Other Affiliations
     
  • Baylor College of Medicine
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    Websites
     Center for Health and Biosciences
     Department of Economics Faculty
     Fellow, Baker Institute
     Department of Economics Faculty
     Fellow, Baker Institute
     Health Policy Forum
     
    Research Areas
     Health Economics, Health Policy, Medicare, Medical Technologies, Health Care Costs, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Health Insurance
     
    Teaching Areas
     Health Economics
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Boylan R, Ho V "Revenue swings and the provision of health, education, and government services ." National Tax JournalIn Revision

     
     

    Dark C, Xu Y, Ho V "Freestanding Emergency Departments Preferentially Locate in Areas With Higher Incomes and Better Payer Mix." In Progress

     
     

    Erickson K, Zheng Y, Ho V, Winkelmayer W, Bhattacharya J, Chertow G. "Consolidation in the Dialysis Industry, Patient Choice, and Local Market Competition." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (Nov. 9, 2016)

     
     

    Erickson K, Zheng Y, Ho V, Winkelmayer W, Bhattacharya J, Chertow G. "Market Competition and Health Outcomes in Hemodialysis." Clinical Journal of the American Society of NephrologyIn Press

     
     

    Ho V, Allen T, Kim U, Keenan W, Ku-Goto MS, Sanderson M. "Measuring the cost implications of the collaborative Accountable Care Initiative in Texas ." American Journal of Managed Care, 22 (9) (Sept. 8, 2016) : e304-e310.

     
     

    Ho V, Ku-Goto MS, Zhao H, Hoffman KE, Smith BD, Giordano SH "Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly.." BMC Health Services Research, 16:262 (July 15, 2016)

     
     

    Ho V, Metcalfe L, Dark C, Vu L, Weber E, Shelton G, Underwood H. "Comparing Utilization and Costs of Care in Freestanding Emergency Departments, Hospital Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Centers." Annals of Emergency Medicine (November 30, 2016) In Press

     
     

    Ho V, Ross JS, Steiner CA, Mandawat A, Short M, Ku-Goto MH, Krumholz HM "A Nationwide Assessment of the Association of Smoking Bans and Cigarette Taxes with Hospitalizations for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure and Pneumonia ." Medical Care Reserach and Review (Sept. 13, 2016)

     
     

    Kim W, Wolff S, Ho V. "Measuring the Volume-Outcome Relation for Complex Hospital Surgery." Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 14 (July 12, 2016) : 453-464.

     
     

    Pickett S, Marks E, Ho V. "Gain in Insurance Coverage and Residual Uninsurance Under the Affordable Care Act: Texas, 2013–2016." American Journal of Public Health (Nov. 17, 2016)

     
     

    Russell H, Street A, Ho V. "How well do APR-DRGs explain costs of pediatric cancer chemotherapy admissions in the US?." Journal of Oncology Practice , 12 (5) (June 1, 2016) : e564-e575.

     
     

    Short MN, Ho V, and Aloia T. "Impact of processes of care aimed at complication reduction on the cost of complex cancer surgery." Journal of Surgical Oncology, 112 (2015) : 610-615.

     
     

    Russell, HV, Okcu MF, Kamdar K, Shah MD, Kim E, Swint JM, Chan W, Du XL, Franzini L, Ho V. "Algorithm for analysis of administrative pediatric cancer hospitalization data according to indication for admission." BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making , 14:88 (2014)

     
     

    Short MN, Ho V, Aloia TA "The influence of process of care utilization on the costs of complex cancer surgery." Annals of Surgery

     
     

    Ho V, Dugan J, Ku-Goto MH "Why are Hospital Prices Rising? ." HMPI Health Management, Policy, Innovation, 1(4) (2013) : 1-16.

     
     

    Hoffman K, Niu J, Giordano S, Ho V, Smith B. "Prostate Cancer Treatment Patterns in the State of Texas, 2004-2007." Texas Public Health Association Journal, 65 (2) (2013) : 37-44.

     
     

    Short MN, Aloia T, Ho V. "The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery ." Cancer, Online (December 30, 2013)

     
     

    Bennarroch-Gampel J, Lairson D, Boyd C, Sheffield K, Ho V, Riall T "Cost-effectiveness analysis of cholecystectomy during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity." Science, 153 (3) (2012) : 363-375.

     
     

    Dugan J, Virani SS, Ho V "Medicare eligibility and physician utilization among adults with coronary heart disease and stroke." Medical Care, 50(6) (2012) : 547-533.

     
     

    Gandjour A, Ku-Goto MH, Ho V "Comparing the validity of different measures of illness severity: a hospital-level analysis for acute myocardial infarction." Health Services Management Research, 25(3) (2012) : 138-143.

     
     

    Ho V, Ku-Goto MH "State deregulation and Medicare costs for Acute cardiac care ." Medical Care Research and Review, Epub (October 3, 2012)

     
     

    Ho V, Short M, Ku-Goto MH "Can centralization of cancer surgery improve social welfare?." Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 15(3) (2012) : 107-131.

     
     

    Matthews KRW, Calhoun KM, Lo N, Ho V "The aging of biomedical research in the United States." PloS One, 6(12) (2011) : e29738.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Ku-Goto, MH and Jollis, JG "Certificate of Need for cardiac care: Controversy over the contributions of CON.." Health Services Research, 44(2 Pt 1) (2009) : 483-500.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Mortensen, K and Wilson RK "Physical and Mental Health Status of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees in Houston in 2005 and 2006." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20 (2009) : 524-538.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian "Advanced diagnostic imaging: benefit or burden?." Medical Care, 46(5) (2008) : 455-457.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Aloia, TA "Hospital volume, surgeon volume, and patient costs for cancer surgery." Medical Care, 46(7) (2008) : 718-725.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Aloia, TA "Hospital volume, surgeon volume, and patient costs for cancer surgery." Medical Care, 46(7) (2008) : 718-725.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Krumholz HM, Keenan PS, Brush JE, Bufalino VJ, Chernew ME, Epstein AJ, Heidenreich PA, Masoudi FA, Matchar DB, Normand SLT, Rumsfeld JS, Schurr JD, Smith SC, Spertus JA and Walsh, MN "Standards for measures used for public reporting of efficiency in health care: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research and the American College of Cardiology Foundation." Circulation, 118 (2008) : 1885-1893.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with M Short and TA Aloia "Certification of Need regulations and the availability and use of cancer resections." Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(7) (2008) : 1837-1845.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Matthews, KRW "The grand impact of the Gates Foundation." EMBO Reports, 9(5) (2008) : 409-412.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with JS Ross, BK Nallamothu and HM Krumholz "Cardiac Certificate of Need regulations and the availability and use of revascularization services." American Heart Journal, 154(4) (2007) : 767-775.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with JS Ross, Y Wang, SS Cha, AJ Epstein, FA Masoudi, BK Nallamothu and HM Krumholz "Certification of Need regulation and catheterization appropriateness after acute myocardial infarction." Circulation, 115 (2007) : 1012-1019.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with LA Petersen "Estimating cost savings for regionalizing cardiac procedures using hospital discharge data." Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 5 (2007) : 7.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with RJ Town and MJ Heslin "Regionalization versus competition in complex cancer surgery." Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2(1) (2007) : 51-71.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian "Does Certificate of Need affect cardiac outcomes and costs?." International Journal of Healthcare, Finance and Economics, 6(4) (2006) : 300-324.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with MJ Heslin, H Yun and L Howard "Trends in hospital and surgeon volume and operative mortality for cancer surgery." Annals of Surgical Oncology, 13(6) (2006) : 851-858.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with MJ Heslin, H Yun and L Howard "Trends in hospital and surgeon volume and operative mortality for cancer surgery." Annals of Surgical Oncology, 13(6) (2006) : 851-858.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with D. Wirthlin, H. Yun and J. Allison "Physician supply, treatment and amputation rates for peripheral arterial disease." Journal of Vascular Surgery, 42(1) (2005) : 81-87.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian "Certification of Need, volume, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty outcomes." American Heart Journal, 147(3) (2004) : 442-448.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Benk, V; Joseph, L; Fortin, PR; Zhang, G; Belisle, P; Levinton, C; and Freeman, CR "Effect of delay in initiating radiotherapy for patients with early-state breast cancer." Clinical Oncology, 16(1) (2004) : 6-11.

     
     

    Ho, Vivian with Boylan, R. "Tracking variations in cocaine deaths across U.S. cities." Addiction Research and Theory, 12(5) (2004) : 461-468.

     
     Articles
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Sim S "Changes in Rates and Characteristics of the Uninsured among Texans ages 18-64 from 2013-2016." HRMS Issue Brief 21 (June 8, 2016)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Sim S "The Experience of Texas Young Invincibles 2013-2016." HRMS Issue Brief 23 (Sept. 12, 2016)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Sim S "The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Adult Hispanics in Texas." HRMS Issue Brief 22 (July 25, 2016)

     
     

    Marks E, Sim S, Ho V, Balihe P "Health Insurance Literacy among Adult Texans." HRMS Issue Brief 19 (March 8, 2016)

     
     

    Marks E, Sim S, Ho V, Balihe P "Why were 20% of Adult Texans Uninsured in 2015?." HRMS Issue Brief 18 (Jan. 28, 2016)

     
     

    Sim S, Marks E, Ho V "Stability of Health Insurance Coverage among Texans ages 18-64." HRMS Issue Brief 24

     
     

    Sim S, Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P "Affordability of Health Services among Non-Elderly Texas Adults." HRMS Issue Brief 17 (Jan. 12, 2016)

     
     

    Sim S, Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P "Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans." HRMS Issue Brief 20 (March 24, 2016)

     
     

    Ho V, Marks E. "Effects of Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage in Texas as of March 2015." HRMS Issue Brief 11 (April 30, 2015)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P. "Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Texas Workers." HRMS Issue Brief 15 (October 6, 2015)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P. "Change in insurance status of adult Texans by demographic group as of March 2015." HRMS Issue Brief 12 (June 2, 2015)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P. "Characteristics and Changes in Rate of the Uninsured in Texas and the United States as of September 2015." HRMS Issue Brief 16 (December 17, 2015)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P. "Characteristics of uninsured Texans as of March 2015." HRMS Issue Brief 13 (July 30, 2015)

     
     

    Marks E, Ho V, Balihe P. "Comparison of affordability and utilization of health care services by insured and uninsured adult Texans." HRMS Issue Brief 14 (August 20, 2015)

     
     

    Ho V, Marks EM "Affordability of Marketplace Plans in the Largest Metropolitan Areas of Texas." HRMS Issue Brief 8 (September 4, 2014)

     
     

    Ho V, Marks EM, Bray PG "Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Texas for 2014." HRMS Issue Brief 3 (April 14, 2014)

     
     

    Ho V; Marks EM, Bray PG "Were Texans Satisfied with the Cost of Health Care and Health Insurance Prior to the Affordable Care Act?." HRMS Issue Brief 1 (February 10, 2014)

     
     

    Kim W, Marks EM, Short M, Crowe H, Ho V "Marketplace Plans: Premiums, Network Size and Market Competition." HRMS Issue Brief 10 (November 12, 2014)

     
     

    Mark EM, Ho V, Mineo J "Insurance Status of Adult Texans and Characteristics of the Uninsured as of June 2014." HRMS Issue Brief 7 (August 3, 2014)

     
     

    Marks EM, Bray PG, Ho V, Lazarecou, L "The Affordable Care Act and Texas’ “Young Invincibles”." HRMS Issue Brief 2 (March 31, 2014)

     
     

    Marks EM, Ho V "The Affordable Care Act and Hispanics in Texas." HRMS Issue Brief 4 (May 7, 2014)

     
     

    Marks EM, Ho V "The Experience of Texans with healthcare.gov." HRMS Issue Brief 5 (June 1, 2014)

     
     

    Marks EM, Ho V, Mineo J "Affordability of Marketplace Plans for the Marketplace Target Population." HRMS Issue Brief 6 (July 2, 2014)

     
     

    Marks EM, Ho V, Mineo J "Preparing for the Second Marketplace Open Enrollment Period in Texas." HRMS Issue Brief 9 (October 7, 2014)

     
     

    Ho V "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Recommendations for Realizing Legislative Goals." Baker Institute Report, 2013 Policy Recommendations for the Obama Administration (March 2013)

     
     Book chapters
     

    Ho, V "Learning by Doing." Encyclopedia of Health Economics, 2 (2014) : 141-145.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Ho, Vivian, National Tax Journal, "Using taxes to reform health insurance", 2010; 63(2): 383-390.

     
     Other
     

    Grossman M, Mocan N "The Obesity Epidemic: Causes and Current Policy Perspectives." Baker Institute Policy Report Number 46

     
     

    Ho V ""The Affordable Care Act - A New Way Forward"." Virtual Mentor op-ed, 13(11) (2011) : 817-821.

     
     

    Marks E, Pugh N "The Role of Health Information Technology in Health Care Delivery Systems with High Quality-to-Cost Ratios." Baker Institute Policy Report Number 47

     
     

    Ho, Vivian "The economic impact of uninsured children on America." Baker Institute Policy Report (40) (June 2009)

     
     

    Ho, Vivian "Controlling for patient risk in volume-outcome studies (Letter to Editor)." Archives of Internal Medicine (2005)

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "Revenue swings and the provision of health, welfare, education, and government services." Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014 Health & Healthcare in America: From Economics to Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (June 24, 2014) With Richard Boylan

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    ""Individual and Market Factors Predicting Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act"." 6th Biennial ASHEcon Conference , Univeristy of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA. (June 14, 2016)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    ""Can centralization of cancer surgery increase consumer welfare?"." Third Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Ithaca, NY. (June 22, 2010) With Short M and Ku-Goto MH.

     
     

    "Do hospitals shift the costs of the uninsured to private payers?." Third Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Ithaca, NY. (June 21, 2010) With Dugan J and Ku-Goto MH.

     
     

    Abstract Presentation.  "Do hospitals shift the costs of the uninsured to private payers?." American Economics Association, Atlanta, Georgia. (January 4, 2010)

     
     

    "Is Regionalization or Competition Better for Patient Welfare?." Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC. (June 8-10, 2008) With Short, M

     
     

    "Causality and the Volume-Outcome Relationship in Surgery." Intenational Health Economics Association 5th World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. (July 10-13, 2005)

     
     

    "Do Barriers to Entry in Cardiac Surgery Save Lives and Money?." Allied Social Sciences Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA. (January 7-9, 2005)

     
     

    "Does Certification of Need Affect Cardiac Outcomes and Costs?." Health Law Teachers' Conference, Houston, TX. (June 2-4, 2005)

     
     

    "Regionalization Versus Competition in Complex Cancer Surgery." International Health Economics Association 5th World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. (July 10-13, 2005)

     
     

    "The Influence of Health Policy on Quality of Care." 6th Annual Health Serivces and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, TX. (November 9, 2005)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    ""A Conversation between Inaugural Health Policy and TMC Leaders --

    Tracking the Implications of Freestanding Emergency Departments for Texans"." TMC Health Policy Institute, Houston, Texas . (Feb. 15, 2016)

     
     

    ""Regional Care Differences"." Institute for Cancer Care and Innovation, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas . (Octo. 31, 2016)

     
     

    ""The State of Healthcare in Texas"." Baylor College of Medicine/ St. Luke's Medical Center Medcine Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas. (May 2, 2016)

     
     

    "Data Methods for Measuring the Effects of Smoking Bans." VA Health Services Research and Development seminar, Houston, TX. (April 16, 2015)

     
     

    "The Most Unkindest Cut of All: State Spending on Health, Education and Welfare during Recessions." John Hopkins University Health Economics Seminar, Baltimore, MD. (March 13, 2015 )

     
     

    "The Affordable Care Act: Is Health Care Becoming More Affordable?." The Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, TX. (September 23, 2014)

     
     

    "The Affordable Care Act: Is Health Care Becoming More Affordable?." Houston Economics Club, Houston, TX. (November 17, 2014)

     
     

    "The Affordable Care Act: is Health Care Becoming More Affordable?." Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Competitive Edge Series, Houston, TX. (August 11, 2014)

     
     

    "An Economist’s View of the Affordable Care Act." CHRISTUS Roundtable Breakfast, Houston, TX. (October 31, 2013)

     
     

    "Certificate of Need Laws in Health Care." Cato Institute State Health Policy Summit, Washington D.C. (January 3-5, 2013)

     
     

    "How will ObamaCare Affect Employers and Workers?." Houston Business Coalition on Health, Houston, TX. (March 19, 2013)

     
     

    "Recent Developments on Implementing the Affordable Care Act." Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX. (April 25, 2013)

     
     

    "The Affordable Care Act: What It Means to Physicians and Hospitals." Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL. (September 23, 2013)

     
     

    "Understanding the Economics of the Affordable Care Act." Spring Executive Leadership Summit, Women Executives in Science and Healthcare, Houston, TX. (May 4, 2013)

     
     

    "Do hospitals shift unreimbursed costs to private payers?." Pediatric Oncology Grand Rounds, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX. (January 26, 2012)

     
     

    "Explaining the volume-cost relationship for Cancer Surgery." Rice/University of Houston Empirical Economics Workshop , Houston, TX. (April 17, 2012)

     
     

    "Explaining the volume-cost relationship for cancer surgery." American Society of Health Economists Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (June 10-13, 2012) With Ku-Goto MH, Alioa T

     
     

    "The economic implications of the Affordable Care Act." VA Health Services Research & Development, Houston, TX. (August 6, 2012)

     
     

    "Economics of healthcare." Texas Medical Center Women's Health Network Annual Leadership Conference, (February 28, 2011)

     
     

    "Health economics and cancer effectiveness research." CERCIT seminar, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. (February 25, 2011)

     
     

    "How do Hospital Mergers Influence Prices?." Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington. (June 12, 2011) With Lau K

     
     

    "State Deregulation and Medicare Costs for Acute Cardiac Care." Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington. (June 14, 2011) With Ku-Goto MH

     
     

    "The Economic Impact of Healthcare Reform." The Houston Economics Club, (April 8, 2011)

     
     

    ""Comparative Effectiveness Research"." Houston Regional Meeting of the Institute of Medicine, Onstead Auditorium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. (April 22, 2010)

     
     

    "Do hospitals shift the costs of the uninsured to private payers?." Health Services Research Colloquium Lecture, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. (October 11, 2010)

     
     

    "Do hospitals shift the costs of the uninsured to private payers?." Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville. (September 10, 2010)

     
     

    "Do hospitals shift unreimbursed costs to private payers?." Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (October 19, 2010)

     
     

    "Do hospitals shift unreimbursed costs to private payers?." Leonard David Institute of Health Economics Research Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (October 1, 2010)

     
     

    "Does Certificate of Need affect cardiac outcomes and costs?." University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI. (December 8, 2010)

     
     

    "Explaining the volume-cost relationship for cancer surgery." Grand Rounds, Division of Surgery and Department of Anesthesiology, The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. (December 13, 2010)

     
     

    "Controlling Health Care Costs in the New Administration." Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas. (Feb 3, 2009)

     
     

    "The U.S. Health Cost Crisis." Dallas Federal Reserve Economic Summit, Traversing a Rough Terrain: The U.S. Economy, Dallas, Texas. (June 10, 2009)

     
     

    "The U.S. Health Cost Crisis." Medical Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. (March 26, 2009)

     
     

    "The U.S. Health Cost Crisis." Houston Business Group on Health, (January 22, 2009)

     
     

    "Update on Health Care Reform for the BCM Health Services Research Center." (December 3, 2009)

     
     

    "Are Rising Health Care Costs Inevitable." Greater Houston Partnership, Thought Leader Series, Houston, TX. (June 26, 2008)

     
     

    "Are Rising Health Care Costs Inevitable?." Houston Economics Club, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston, TX. (March 26, 2008)

     
     

    "Healthcare Costs: The State of the Union." Houston Wellness Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX. (November 14, 2008)

     
     

    "State Reforms of Small-Group Health Insurance." TexHealth Coalition, UT School of Public Health, Houston, TX. (November 7, 2008)

     
     

    "The American Health Cost Crisis." Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX. (November 20, 2008)

     
     

    "Certificate of Need for Cardiac Care: Controversy Over the Contributions of CON." RAND Health Economics Seminar Series, Santa Monica, CA. (March 21, 2007)

     
     

    "Learning Effects and the Diffusion of Medical Technology in a Regulated Environment." Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, The Costs and Value of New Medical Technologies, San Francisco, CA. (May 25, 2007)

     
     

    "Physician Supply, Treatment and Amputation Rates for Peripheral Arterial Disease." Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. (January 20, 2004)

     
     

    "Right or a Privilege: Why Have We Reached An Impasse?." Texas Lyceum Association "Healthcare: a Right or a Privilege?, Houston, TX. (October 15, 2004)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    ""When is it Cost-Effective to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care?"." Value-Based Head and Neck Cancer Care Conference, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. (Nov. 4, 2016)

     
     

    "Is the Affordable Care Act making Healthcare more Affordable?." 30th Annual Cullen Course, Houston, TX. (February 20, 2015)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Current Developments In Healthcare Reform." Baylor College of Medicine Section of General Medicine, Houston, TX. (June 10, 2015)

     
     

    "Is the Affordable Care Act making Healthcare more Affordable?." Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Grand Rounds, Houston, TX. (March 26, 2015)

     
     

    "Health Economics for Clinicians." Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. (April 16, 2014)

     
     

    "Is the Affordable Care Act Making Care More Affordable? A National and Texas Perspective." Women Leading the Way Lecture Series MD Anderson Cancer Center , Houston, TX. (October 29, 2014)

     
     

    "The Affordable Care Act: A Progress Report." Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX. (October 2, 2014)

     
     

    "How Will ObamaCare Influence the Practice of Medicine?." Walter M. Kirkendall Lectureship, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX. (March 26, 2013)

     
     

    "Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Patient Access to Care?." Bioethics Grand Rounds, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX. (June 24, 2013)

     
     

    "The Affordable Care Act in 2014: Expectations and Concerns." Diabetes Research Conference, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX. (August 14, 2013)

     
     

    "Understanding Health Care Funding:  Medicaid and Medicare 101." Grand Rounds Speaker, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. (January 9, 2013)

     
     Other
     

    Organizer .  "National Health Care Reform: The Anniversary Edition." Center for Health and Biosciences, Baker Institute for Public Policy , Houston, TX. (October 23, 2015)

     
     

    "Health Care Reform." Houston Public Relations and Marketing Corporate Roundtable, Houston, TX. (June 19, 2013)

     
     Panelist
     

    ""Campaign 2016: Analyzing Where the Candidates Stand on the Issues- Health Policy"." Baker Institute for Public Policy , Houston, Texas. (Feb. 16, 2016)

     
     

    ""After King v. Burwell, Now What?"." Texas Tribune Festival , Austin, TX. (October 17, 2015)

     
     

    "Changing Population, Changing Health Care: A Discussion on the impact of our rapid population change on Texans' health care.." Texas Tribune Event Series, Houston, TX. (October 6, 2014)

     
     

    "Code Red Task Force: The Critical Condition of Health Care in Texas." UT Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, TX. (June 18, 2014)

     
     

    "Health Care Crossroads: Influencing Policy and Social Responsibility." 4th Annual Fall Speaker Series, San Jose Clinic, Houston, TX. (October 22, 2014)

     
     

    "Health Care and the Millenials." Texas Tribune Event Series, Houston, TX. (November 1, 2013)

     
     

    "Healthy Communities: The Economics of a Healthy Community." The Center for Houston’s Future Community Indicator Symposium, Houston, TX. (February 22, 2013)

     
     

    "The Implications of Healthcare Reform for Business." Jones Partners Special Event / Baker Institute & Jones Graduate School of Business, McNair Hall / Shell Auditorium. (March 7, 2011)

     
     Posters
     

    ""Do Patients from Vulnerable Populations Undermine Overall Hospital Performance?"." 6th Biennial ASHEcon Conference, Univeristy of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA. (June 14, 2016)

     
     

    "Do Hospitals Shift Costs from One Payer Type to Another?." Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington. (June 14, 2011) With Dugan J, Ku-Goto MH

     
     

    ""A retrospective review of the outcomes and pharmacoeconomics of relapsed regimens in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma"." Innovations in Cancer Interventions and Research Conference, Austin, TX. (November 17, 2010) With Russell H, Granger M, and Bernhardt MB.

     
     

    "The Effect of Certificate of Need on the Availability and Use of Cancer Resections." Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL. (June 3-5, 2007) With M Short and T. Aloia

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    ""Policy and Health Services Research"." Foundations in HSR Seminar, (March 31, 2011)

     
     

    "Explaining the volume-cost relationship for cancer surgery." Triangle Health Economics Workshop / University of North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham, NC. (September 23, 2011)

     
     

    "Health Economics and Health Policy Seminar." Institute of Government & Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago. (April 28, 2010)

     
     

    "Does Certification of Need Affect Cardiac Outcomes and Costs?." Houston VA/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. (January 2005)

     
     

    "Quality and Cost Consequences of Cardiac Surgery Regulation." Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (March 2005)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Determinants of Cost for Cancer Surgery." Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas Workshop, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. (August 17, 2012)

     
     

    Discussant for Mark Pauly's presentation on Healthcare Reform and the U.S. Budget.  "Defusing the Debt Bomb: Economic and Fiscal Reform." James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University / Baker Hall. (October 5, 2011)

     
     

    "Does Certificate of Need Affect Cardiac Outcomes and Costs?." Department of Economics, Rice University, Houston, TX. (January 21, 2004)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Journal of the National Cancer Institute . (2015 - 2016)

     Associate Editor, American Journal of Health Economics. (2014 - 2016)

     Associate Editor, Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2014 - 2014)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Ernesto Aguayo, Ph.D. Essays on Economic Adjustment in Post-Reform Mexico. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jerome Dugan, PhD Essays on Health Insurance and Hospital Cost Containment. (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Woohyeon Kim, Ph.D. Using Test Results to Compare the Efficiency of Physicians in Identifying Cancer Recurrence. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Daniel Zyung, Ph.D. Health care essays. (2018) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Stephen Pickett, Ph.D. Essays on Health Insurance . (2018) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Finalist, Teacher of the Year, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2004)

    Positions Held
     Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics. (2007 - 2007)

     Engineering Dean Review Committee, Rice University . (2016 - 2016)

     Academy of Fellows, Rice University . (2016 - 2016)