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About John Mullahy

John Mullahy is an economist who specializes in health economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia (1985) and his B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from Georgetown University (1979), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He did postdoctoral work in health economics at Yale University and at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mullahy is presently a professor of Population Health Sciences, an affiliate professor at the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and an affiliate and executive committee member at the Center for Demography and Ecology. He is a visiting professor at the University College Dublin Geary Institute and is also a member of the advisory group of the Health, Econometrics, and Data Group at the University of York, a collaborating researcher at CEISUC at the University of Coimbra, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof. Mullahy was a founding board member of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), on which he continues service as Board Secretary, and of the annual American Health Econometrics Workshop.
Prof. Mullahy's research interests include the evaluation of health interventions, comparative effectiveness analysis, analysis of patterns of healthcare spending, health-related behaviors and time use, and the applications of econometric methods.
Prof. Mullahy currently serves as Co-Editor of Health Economics and Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics. His recent professional honors include being voted by department students as Outstanding Instructor in the Dept. of Population Health Sciences (2010), and being an invited keynote speaker at the Siena Health Econometrics Workshop (2012), the Rome Health Econometrics Workshop (2010), the Inaugural Coimbra Workshop on the Demand for Health and Health Care (2010), and the biennial meetings of the Portuguese Health Economics Association (2009). Prof. Mullahy was also co-awardee (with Willard Manning) of the 2002 Kenneth J. Arrow Award of the International Health Economics Association for best paper published in health economics in 2001.
At UW-Madison, Prof. Mullahy currently co-directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported Health & Society Scholars Program and the NIMH-supported predoctoral T32 training program in Health and Mental Health Economics. He teaches and mentors widely across the health economics curriculum at UW-Madison, and organizes the Health Econometrics Workgroup for advanced training in empirical methods in health research.


Present Dept. of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Present LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Present Visiting Professor, Geary Institute, University College Dublin

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John Mullahy
Dept. of Population Health Sciences
787 WARF
610 Walnut St.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53726 USA