Diane M. Dewar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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
Email: ddewar@albany.edu

 

Education

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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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