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Faculty Research

The Schroeder Center collaborates with a multidisciplinary group of William & Mary faculty who have health and health policy research interests.  Collaborative efforts include, but are not limited to, faculty co-authoring journal articles, providing financial support for research assistantships on faculty-led projects, organizing speaker events and health policy panels, identifying grant funding opportunities, and bringing together faculty for potential projects.  Below we list several William & Mary faculty who have health and health policy research interests along with examples of their research.  For a more complete review of their work, please visit each faculty member’s individual webpages by clicking on his/her name.

ECONOMICS



 

Peter McHenry, Ph.D.
Tang Associate Professor
Tyler Hall, Room 256
(757) 221-1796
pmchenry@wm.edu


Health Policy Interests:
Health economics, informal caregiving, Medicare, nursing labor markets

Courses Taught:
Labor Market Analysis
Poverty in America
Principles of Microeconomics

Selected Publications:
Do Financial Incentives Matter?  Effects of Medicare Price Shocks on Skilled Nursing Facility Care (with He and Mellor) (2020).  Health Economics. 29(6):655-670.

The Effects of Medicare Payment Changes on Nursing Home Staffing (with He and Mellor) (2020).  American Journal of Health Economics.  6(4):411-443. 

Mellor

 

Jennifer Mellor, Ph.D.
Professor
Director, Schroeder Center for Health Policy
Tyler Hall, Room 433
(757) 221-1913
jmmell@wm.edu


Health Policy Interests:
Health economics, health policy, Medicare and Medicaid

Courses Taught:
Health Care Economics
Economics of U.S. Health Policy
Economics of Bad Behavior
Health Policy Research Lab

Selected Publications:
Welcome Mats and On-Ramps for Older Adults:  The Impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansions on Dual Enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid (with McInerney and Sabik) (2020). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.  https://doi.org/10.1002/pam.22259

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Medicaid Acceptance by Primary Care Physicians:  A Geospatial Analysis (with Daly) (2020).  Medical Care Research and Review.  77(1):85-95.

John Parman, Ph.D.
Paul R. Verkuil Distinguished Associate Professor
Tyler Hall, Room 254
(757) 221-2852
jmparman@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Economic history, effect of health shocks on families, health and socioeconomic status

Courses Taught:
American Economic History
American Mobility
Regulation of Markets

Selected Publications:
Disease, Downturns, and Wellbeing:  Economic History and the Long-Run Impacts of COVID-19 (with Arthi) (2021).  Explorations in Economic History.  79:101381.

Segregation and Mortality Over Time and Space (with Logan) (2018).  Social Science & Medicine.  199:77-86.

Louis F. Rossiter, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Public Policy
Former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Former Deputy for Policy at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Miller Hall, Room 3050
(757) 221-1602
lfross@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Health economics, financing and delivery of health care, reimbursement economics, managed care organizations, health information analytics

Courses Taught:
Public Policy for Science and Professions

Selected Publications:
Healthcare Resource Use and Cost:  The Impact of Adopting an Abuse-Deterrent Formulation of Extended Release Morphine (with Kwong and Marrett) (2020).  ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research.  12:35-44.

New Approaches and Technologies for Improving Cost Performance in Health Care (with Masiulis, Schaich, and Thomas) (2018).  Healthcare Financial Management Association magazine (2018-2019 Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award)

Peter Savelyev, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tyler Hall, Room 232
(757) 221-2371
pasavelyev@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Health economics, economics of human development

Courses Taught:
Economics of Health Care
Econometrics

Selected Publications:
Conscientiousness, Extraversion, College Education, and Longevity of High-Ability Individuals (2020). The Journal of Human Resources.  DOI: 10.3368/jhr.58.1.0918-9720R2

Understanding the Mechanisms Linking College Education with Longevity (with Hong and Tan) (2020).  Journal of Human Capital, 14(3):371-400. 

Ranjan Shrestha, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Tyler Hall, Room 461
rshrestha@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Health economics, development economics, economic demography

Courses Taught:
Principles:  Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Principles:  Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Principles/Methods Statistics

Selected Publications:
Health Insurance for the Poor, Health Care Utilisation and Health Outcomes in Indonesia (2020).  Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00074918.2020.1753655

The Village Midwife Program and Infant Mortality in Indonesia (2010).  Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. 46(2):193-211.

GOVERNMENT

Chris Howard,
Ph.D.

Harriman Professor
of Government and Public Policy
Tyler Hall, Room 363
(757) 221-3026
cdhowa@wm.edu 

Health Policy Interests:
Health policy, Medicaid, Medicare

Courses Taught:
American Welfare State
War on Poverty
Policy History

Selected Publications:
Who Cares: The Social Safety Net in America (book under contract with Oxford University Press).

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy (co-edited with Beland and Morgan) (2015).  
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199838509.001.0001


Claire McKinney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tyler Hall, Room 320
(757) 221-2041
cmckinney@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Disability studies, reproductive politics, medicalized citizenship

Courses Taught:
Medicalized Citizenship
Politics of Reproduction
Women’s Disease Activism as Political Theory

Selected Publications:
A Good Abortion is a Tragic Abortion: Fit Motherhood and Disability Stigma (2019).  Hypatia 34(2):266-285.

Selective Abortion as Moral Failure? Revaluation of the Feminist Case for Reproductive Rights in a Disability Context (2016).  Disability Studies Quarterly 36(1).

PSYCHOLOGY

Adrian Bravo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Integrated Science Center, Room 1081
(757) 221-3881
ajbravo@wm.edu
Health Policy Interests:
Protective/risk factors (motives, protective behavioral strategies, impulsivity-like traits, rumination, and mindfulness) of substance use and mental health

Courses Taught:
Health Psychology
Research in Personality
Intro Psychology as a Social Science
Drugs and Behavior

Selected Publications:
College Alcohol Beliefs and Negative Alcohol-related Consequences:  A Moderated Mediation Model of Enhancement Drinking Motives and Restricted Eating (with Herchenroeder & Protective Strategies Study Team) (2020).  Addictive Behaviors.  110: 106541.

Microaggressions and Psychological Health among College Students:  A Moderated Mediation Model of Rumination and Social Structure Beliefs (with Farber, Wedell, Herchenroeder, Dickter, and Pearson) (2021).  Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  8(1):245-255.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00778-8

Danielle Dallaire, Ph.D.
Professor
Integrated Science Center,
Room 1143
(757) 221-3884
dhdall@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Children’s social and emotional development in the context of risk

Courses Taught:
Developmental Psychology
Families, Law, and Psychology

Selected Publications:

Parental Incarceration During Middle Childhood and Adolescence (with Shlafer and Davis) (2019).  In: Eddy J., Poehlmann-Tynan J. (eds) Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16707-3_8

Parenting Programs for Incarcerated Fathers and Mothers: Current Research and New Directions (with Loper and Clarke) (2019).  In: Eddy J., Poehlmann-Tynan J. (eds) Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16707-3_13

PUBLIC HEALTH

Carrie Dolan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Adair Hall, Room 112
(757) 221-2971
cbdolan@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Global health investments, global health, spatial epidemiology

Courses Taught:
Epidemiology
Research Methods
Health Ethics

Selected Publications:

Childhood Health and the Changing Distribution of Foreign Aid:  Evidence from Nigeria’s Transition to Lower-Middle-Income Status (with Saunders and BenYishay) (2020).  PLoS ONE.  15(11): e0241866.

An Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity Approach to Examining Subnational Health Aid (2019).  In: Dutta N., Williamson C. (eds). Lessons on Foreign Aid and Economic Development.  Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22121-8_4
Sarah Menefee, M.P.H.
Lecturer
Adair Hall, Room 400A
(757) 221-1902
sarah.menefee@wm.edu
Health Policy Interests:
College health issues (substance use/abuse and suicide prevention), health promotion, domestic and global public health

Courses Taught:
Foundations in Epidemiology
Intro to Public Health
Intro to Global Health
Social & Behavioral Science in Health
Health Policy


Iyabo Obasanjo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adair Hall, Room 303A
(757) 221-5452
iobasanjo@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Global health, health policy, social determinants of health

Courses Taught:
Foundations of Public Health
Introduction to Global Health
Health Policy
Community Health and Research
Universal Basic Healthcare
Global Health Management
Environmental Issues in Public Health

Selected Publications:
How are Women in African Parliaments Influencing Health Outcomes? (2019).  Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics.  16(1):61-72.  https://doi.org/10.33423/jlae.v16i1.1364

Interventions to Combat HIV/AIDS in Conflict-Affected Youth in Cote d’Ivoire (with Chams-Eddine) (2019).  Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care.  14(1):91-94.

Alison Scott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Adair Hall, Room 400
(757) 221-2760
ascott01@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Public health, international health

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Global Health
Social & Behavioral Science in Health
Issues in Health
Public Health:  Health Equity
Public Health Research Issues

Selected Publications:

Grandparent Caregiving Among Rural African Americans in a Community in the American South:  Challenges to Health and Wellbeing (with Clottey and Alfonso) (2015).  Rural Remote Health.  15(3): 3313.

Social Determinants of Health Among African Americans in a Rural Community in the Deep South:  An Ecological Exploration (with Wilson) (2011).  Rural Remote Health.  11(1):1634.

SOCIOLOGY

Elyas Bakhtiari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Morton Hall, Room 216
(757) 221-3488
ebakhtiari@wm.edu
Health Policy Interests:
Health disparities, cross-national comparison of health outcomes, medical sociology, racial/ethnic inequality, immigrant incorporation

Courses Taught:
Medical Sociology
Social Inequality and Health

Selected Publications:

Health Effects of Muslim Racialization:  Evidence from Birth Outcomes in California Before and After September 11, 2011.  (2020). SSM-Population Health. 12:100703.

Institutions, Incorporation, and Inequality:  The Case of Minority Health Inequalities in Europe (with Olafsdottir and Beckfield) (2018).  Journal of Health and Social Behavior.  59(2):248-267.

Reya Farber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Morton Hall, Room 233
rdfarber@wm.edu

Health Policy Interests:
Medical sociology; global health; gender studies; globalization; science, technology, and medicine studies; qualitative methods

Courses Taught:
Politics of Global Health
Medical Sociology
Global Social Problems

Selected Publications:

Microaggressions and Psychological Health Among College Students:  A Moderated Mediation Model of Rumination and Social Structure Beliefs (with Wedell, Herchenroeder, Dickter, Pearson, and Bravo) (2021).  Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  8(1):245-255.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00778-8

LGBTIQ Rights and Intersectional Justice During COVID-19 (2020).  Diplomatic Courier