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Diane Dewar

Health insurance markets, health care utilization, economic evaluation of health policies and programs, medical technology assessments, critical care and chronic disease management.

The World Within Reach
Diane Dewar, PhD
Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Director of the Institute for Health System Evaluation
One University Place, Rm 161



PhD Economics University at Albany, SUNY 1993
BA Economics University at Albany, SUNY 1982

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.

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught:

HHPM 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing                                                                     HHPM 655 International Health Economics


  • Dewar, D. The Economics of Reform: US and Comparative Perspectives. Routledge Publishers, forthcoming 2016.
  • Dewar, D; Bloom, M; Choi, H; Gensburg, L; and A Hosler. (2015) The Integrated First Year Experience in the MPH Program. American Journal of Public Health105(s1):S97-S98.
  • Friis, R and Dewar,D. (contributing author). Community and Public Health. Ashford University Press 2015.
  • Dewar, D. Essentials of Health Economics, second edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2015.
  • Birkhead,GS; Eidson, M; Dewar, D; Nasca, P; Morse, DL; Shah, NR. (2013) Integrating Public Health Education in a Public Health Practice Setting: The Experience of the School of Public Health, University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health.Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
  • 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