Director of the Institute for Health System Evaluation
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior
University at Albany, School of Public Health
One University Place, Room 177
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
Phone Number: (518) 486-5572
Fax Number: (518) 402-0414
PhD Economics University at Albany, SUNY 1993
BA Economics University at Albany, SUNY 1982
Courses Frequently Taught
HHPM 511/AECO 511 Health Economics
HHPM 635 Economic Evaluation
HSPH 310 Applications in Health Policy
The interdisciplinary nature of my work is exciting. My interests are in: comparative economic evaluations of public health interventions, the elderly, chronic disease, end of life care, and international health.
Shih, A; Dewar, D.; Hartman, T. (2007) Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization Program value in nursing homes. Health Care Financing Review, (Spring).
Dewar, D. (2004). End of life care: a study among respiratory care patients. Quarterly Journal of Cost and Quality, 10(3), 37-45.
McNutt LA, Carlson BE, Dewar D., Lombardo R . (2002). Health care costs associated with partner violence. In Proceedings of the Medical Care and Domestic Violence. 2002 Conference, Dallas Texas.
Dewar, D., (2001). Utilizing high cost life-saving technology among the aged: are the benefits worth the costs? In Social Economy of Health Care, in the Advances in Social Economics Series. Davis, J.B., ed. Routledge Publishers.
Dewar, D., Lambrinos, J.; Mallick, R.; and Zhong, Y. (2000). A cost-benefit analysis of mechanical ventilation: An examination of DRG 475. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care,16(1), 148-164.
Dewar, D. Essentials of Health Economics, Student Workbook and Instructor’s Manual for Essentials of Health Economics, Jones and Bartlett Publishers. June 2009