University of Louisville
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 East Gray Street
My primary research efforts explore the problems in health care economics and the impact of these problems on public policy and medical guidelines. A major area of my research examines the theoretical foundations of cost-effectiveness analysis, including such issues as measuring the effectiveness of interventions that have an influence on two closely linked individuals, more precisely modeling quality adjusted life years gained over time, and the role risk attitudes play in assessing the effectiveness of health care interventions. Another major area of study is investigating the position religiosity and spirituality has in the care of chronically ill patients and patients receiving end of life care. Other work includes examining HIV disease progression, modeling the transition from use of alcohol to dependence of alcohol, and the interrelationship of donors and recipients during organ transplantation.