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Samuel H. Zuvekas

Economist, 1995

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Economics of mental health and substance abuse
Health care expenditures and financing
Health Insurance and access to care

Selected Current Research Projects
Does Capitation Matter? Impacts on Use, Prevention, Access, and Patient Satisfaction (with Steve Hill and Joel Cohen)
Financial Incentives, Cost Shifting, and the Pharmacoeconomics of Mental Health Treatment (with Agnes Rupp and Grayson Norquist, National Institute of Mental Health)
Health Behaviors and Labor Market Outcomes: The Impact of Substance Abuse (with Phil Cooper and Thomas Buchmueller)

Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Co-chair and lead economist, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Utilization and Expenditure Analytic Group
Co-chair, Health Insurance Analytic Group
NIMH Parity and Managed Care workgroup
Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) Parity Evaluation Technical Work Group
Advisor, mental health care financing, NIH-Japan

Survey Experience
MEPS, NMES, National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemilogic Survey (NLAES), Epidemiologic Catchment Area Survey (ECA), Survey of homeless adults in Alameda County, Survey of HIV-positive adults in Wisconsin

National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Selected Publication Experience
Health Affairs, Health Care Financing Review, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Inquiry, International Journal of Education Research, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association

Referee Experience
Health Affairs, Health Care Financing Review, Health Policy, Inquiry, Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics

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