Wendy Weller

Wendy Weller, PhD

Studies health reform in the United States, access to care.

The World Within Reach
Wendy Weller, PhD, MHS
Chair and Associate Professor

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

One University Place, Room 167



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

Research Interests

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

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught

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


  • 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.