Yale Professor To Lead American Society of Health Economists

Jody L. Sindelar, a professor and health economist at Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, has been named the inaugural President-elect and current Vice President of the newly formed American Society of Health Economists (ASHE).

A founding member of ASHE, Sindelar played a central role in planning the inaugural biennial meeting of ASHE, which will be held June 4-7 in Madison, Wisconsin.

ASHE is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research in the United States and is an affiliate of the International Health Economics Associations (iHEA). Titled  “Economics of Populations Health,” the ASHE meeting will provide a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research. Over 400 papers and posters will be presented in multiple scientific and plenary sessions. Presenters will discuss research findings on wide-ranging issues that are critical to the health of the public.

 “Health economists provide insights that are important in developing solutions to current topics such as disparities in health and health care utilization, rising costs of health care, greater efficiency in the finance and delivery of health care, the health of the young and old, societal harms of addictions, spread of HIV/AIDS, and impacts of mental health problems,” said Sindelar, who is also appointed at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale and the Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale. She is on the Editorial Board of “Health Economics” and has published in economics, health policy and medical journals. Her area of specialty is the economics of smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs.

The mission of ASHE is the provision of a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research. The goals are to promote professional development and training, expand the field by encouraging entry, promote the application of rigorous economic and econometric methods to issues in health and health policy, support teaching and training of health economics and disseminate health economics research. 

Additional information on ASHE can be found at www.healtheconomics.us.

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