Wendy Weller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 
Health Policy, Management, & Behavior

University at Albany, School of Public Health
One University Place, Room 167
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
Phone Number: (518) 402-0302
Fax Number: (518) 402-0414
Email Address:   wweller@albany.edu


PhD  Health Services Research and Policy  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  2001
MHS  Health Policy  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 1994
BA Biology  Smith College 1989

Courses Frequently Taught

HPM 500 Health Care Delivery and Finance
HPM 501 Introduction to Health Policy Analysis
HPM 612 Applications in Health Policy Analysis

Research Interests

Financing and access to care for the chronically ill; outcomes and comparative effectiveness research; provider payment; health care reform. 

Selected Publications

Weller WE. Insurance Adequacy and Unmet Need among Children with Special Health Care Needs (Under Review)

Weller WE, Hannan EL. Inpatient Facility Benchmark Payment Rates.  Final Report to FairHealth Inc. February 2011.

Weller WE, Kabra G, Cozzens K, Hannan EL. Appending Limited Clinical Data to an Administrative Database for Assessing Institutional Quality: Does it Matter? International Journal of Cardiology. 2010. 140(1):95-101. Epub November 26, 2008.

Weller WE, Rosati C. Comparing Outcomes of Laparoscopic versus Open Gastric Bypass Surgery. Annals of Surgery. 2008;248(1):10-15

Weller WE, Rosati C. Regional Variations in Gastric Bypass Surgery: Results from the 2005 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Obesity Surgery. 2008;18(10):1225-1232.

Saleh SS, Weller W, Hannan E. The Effect of Insurance Type on Prescription Drug Use and Expenditures among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 2007;30(1):50-74.

Bynum JPW, Rabins PV, Weller WE, Niefeld M, Anderson GF, Wu A.  The Impact of Dementia and Chronic Illness on Medicare Expenditures and Hospital Use.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2004. 52(2):187-194.

Weller WE, Anderson GF, Minkovitz CS. Utilization of  Medical and Health-Related Services Among School-aged  Children with Chronic Conditions (1994 NHIS-D Baseline Data). Pediatrics. 2003. 112 (3 Pt 1): 593-603.

Hwang W, Weller W, Ireys H, Anderson G. Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Care of Chronic Conditions. Health Affairs. November/December 2001;20(6):267-278.