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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. She currently directs William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy. Prior to joining the William & Mary faculty, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at Yale University. Teaching responsibilities at the College include an undergraduate course in Health Economics, a COLL 150 course on the Economics of Bad Behavior, and a graduate seminar in Health Care Policy in the William & Mary Public Policy Program. Professor Mellor has published numerous studies on the social determinants of health, recessions and health, health risk behaviors, child obesity, and the use of economics experiments to measure risk preferences. Current projects include studies of provider payment in Medicare and the relationship between the Medicare and Medicaid programs, particularly pertaining to dual eligibles. Her work is currently supported by an R01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- B.A., La Salle University
- Ph.D., University of Maryland