Kathryn E. McCollister, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences

Tel: (305) 243-3479 
Fax: (305) 243-3384
Email : kmccolli@med.miami.edu


University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine 
Clinical Research Building
1120 N.W. 14th Street, Room 1051 
Miami, FL 33136


Kathryn E. McCollister
Health Economics Research Group
Sociology Research Center
PO Box 248251
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0719


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Kathryn McCollister is an Associate Professor and Health Economist in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a member of the Division of Health Services Research and Policy in the DPHS and of the Health Economics Research Group in the Department of Sociology.  Dr. McCollister has worked with academic collaborators of many disciplines, state officials, and clinical specialists in evaluating treatment interventions for individuals with substance use disorders. She has conducted cost, cost-effectiveness, and benefit-cost analyses of addiction treatment and recovery management programs for unique populations including criminal offenders and pregnant/parenting women. She is currently expanding her portfolio of economic evaluation research to include cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analyses of family-based HIV and drug use preventive interventions for Hispanic youth, school-based obesity prevention, and school-based primary care health centers among disadvantaged communities in Miami-Dade County.

Dr. McCollister has a secondary area of research focusing on the burden of disease and disparities in health-related quality of life (HRQL) among occupational groups and the visually impaired.  She has worked with national databases (e.g., National Health Interview Survey; Medical Expenditure Panel Survey) to estimate and compare quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) among various racial and ethnic subpopulations, among those with visual impairment and other chronic conditions, and by occupation and industry.

Dr. McCollister's studies have been published in various multidisciplinary journals including: Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, American Journal of Public Health, Archives of Ophthalmology, Journal of Primary Prevention, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Diabetes Care, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Law and Policy, Crime and Delinquency, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Economics & Politics, Evaluation and Program Planning, and Evaluation Review.

She has served as the Principal Investigator on projects funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA031785, K01 DA13962), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (041070) and the California Department of Corrections. She has also collaborated on numerous projects funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the State of Florida.