Diane Dewar, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

GEC Room 107
 Fax: 518-402-0329


Diane M. Dewar, Ph.D. serves as the associate dean for academic affairs and is also an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior and the Department of Economics. She has over 16 years of teaching experience that includes graduate courses in health economics, health policy and economic evaluation methods; as well as undergraduate courses in economic theory, econometrics, health economics, comparative health policy, introductory sociology and introductory psychology.

Dr. Dewar received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University at Albany, with concentrations in health economics and econometrics. She is a recipient of the William Waters Research Award from the Association of Social Economists, the Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Research on Older Women from the Gerontological Section of the American Public Health Association, and is a member of the Public Health Honor Society, Delta Omega, Alpha Gamma Chapter. She has been a Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Vietnam Education Foundation. She was the Chair of the National Fellowship Panel of the American Association of University Women, and has served on NIH and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant review study groups. Dr. Dewar has provided extensive service to the University community. She has authored or co-authored many articles and book chapters regarding technology assessments for those with respiratory diseases, health insurance access, and the social economy of medical care. Her work has appeared in such venues as the International Journal for Technology Assessment, CHEST, and has published a text book and learning system, the Essentials of Health Economics. She served on numerous Departmental, School and University committees, and is the recipient of the University at Albany Excellence in Academic Service Award, as well as the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence.