Jennifer M.  Mellor

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Ph.D. University of Maryland (health care policy, health economics)

Office: Tyler Hall Room 433
Email: [[jmmell]]
Office Phone: 757 221 1913
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Areas of Specialization

Health economics


Jennifer Mellor received a B.A. in economics from La Salle University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. Prior to joining the William & Mary faculty in 1998, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at Yale University. Teaching responsibilities at the College include Health Economics, a freshmen seminar on the Economics of Bad Behavior, and a graduate seminar in Health Care Policy in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy. Professor Mellor's research interests are wide-ranging.  She has published numerous studies on topics such as the social determinants of health, long-term care insurance, health risk behaviors, child obesity, and the use of economics experiments to measure risk preference. Current projects include studies of provider payment in Medicare and studies of the impact of economic downturns on health risk behaviors and healthcare use.

  • B.A., La Salle University
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland