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Bryan E Dowd, PhD

Bryan Dowd, BS, MS, PhD  joined the Program in Human Rights and Medicine as Co-Chair in 2002. Professor Dowd is a health economist with a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pennsylvania (1982), an MS in Urban Administration from Georgia State (1976), and BA in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1972). He was named Mayo Professor of Public Health in 2002. He is also Director of Graduate Programs in Health Services Research and Policy in the School of Public Health. His work focuses on markets for health insurance and health care services, and the application of econometric methods to health services research problems. His recent research includes studies of insurance theory, causal modeling, health plan choice, tax policy, the cost-impact of a disability prevention program, risk adjustment, and equity in health care (access and financing). He has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Additional interests include the relationship between scientific authority, accountability, and social values; ethical prescription and positive description; research ethics and informed consent; and the relationship between ‘reason’ and ‘faith.’


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