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Louise B. Russell, Ph.D.
Chair, Division on Health Policy
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics


  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis is the methodology used to project how medical interventions will affect the public’s health and medical budgets.

    Louise B Russell, Anushua Sinha, “Strengthening Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Public Health Policy,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, supplement, May 2016.

    Louise B Russell, “The Science of Making Better Decisions about Health: Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis,” in RM Kaplan, D David, M Spittel, eds., Emerging Behavioral and Social Science Perspectives on Population Health. Washington DC US Government Printing Office, 2015.

    Research project: “Maternal pertussis immunization to reduce deaths and severe disease in young infants: Costs and health consequences.” PI: Anushua Sinha, MD, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2015-2017.

    Two research projects to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of maternal group B streptococcal vaccine to prevent illness and deaths in infants in sub-Saharan Africa (funded by the Gates Foundation) and in the U.S. (funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). PI on both: Anushua Sinha, MD, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health, 2013-2016.

    Two research projects to evaluate behavioral methods to improve medication adherence in order to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, funded by the National Institutes of Health. PIs: Iwan Barankay, PhD, Peter Reese, MD, Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2019.

    Rutgers University School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Future of the U.S. Health Delivery System Speaker Series, “Value for Money: How Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Contributes to Better Health,” New Brunswick NJ, April 21, 2014.

    Sun-Young Kim, Louise B. Russell, Jeehyun Park, Jennifer R. Verani, Shabir A. Madhi, Clare L. Cutland, Stephanie J. Schrag, Anushua Sinha, “Cost-effectiveness of a Potential Group B Streptococcal Vaccine Program for Pregnant Women in South Africa,” Vaccine, 2014; 32: 1954-1963.

    “Do We Really Value Identified Lives More Highly than Statistical Lives?” Medical Decision Making, 2014; 34: 556-559.

  • Patients’ Experience in the Health Care System
  • As the health care system grows ever larger and more complex, Americans face increasing demands on their time and their ability to get the services they need.

    Jane E Miller, Colleen N Nugent, Louise B Russell, “Risk Factors for Family Time Burdens Arranging and Providing Health Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Lessons from Nonproportional Odds Models,” Social Science Research, July 2015; 52: 602-14.

    Jane E Miller, Colleen N Nugent, Louise B Russell, “Which Components of Medical Homes Reduce the Time Burden on Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs?" HSR Health Services Research, 50(2): April 2015, 440-461.

    Jane E Miller, Colleen Nugent, Dorothy Gaboda, Louise B Russell, "Reasons for Unmet Need for Child and Family Health Services among Children with Special Health Care Needs with and without Medical Homes,” PLoS ONE 2013: e82570. doi:10. 1371/journal.pone.0082570.

    Louise B Russell, "Completing Costs: Patients’ Time," Medical Care, 2009; 47(7 suppl): S89-S93.


Current Projects
Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

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