Michael T. French, Ph.D.
Last Updated On: January 2017
Ph.D., Economics, Boston College, 1986
B.A., Economics, James Madison University, 1982
Health Sector Management and Policy
Public Health Sciences
health economics, human resource economics, economics of crime, program evaluation, health policy, alternative health care delivery systems, substance abuse research, behavioral health care, criminology, education, workplace policies, traffic safety, business cycles, law and society, risky behaviors, and econometrics
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
SOC 321 Applied Health Policy
SOC 351 Business and Society
ECO 386 Health Economics
RECENT COURSE EVALUATIONS
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
French, M.T., J.F. Homer, G. Gumus, and L. Hickling. 2016. “Key Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): A Systematic Review and Presentation of Early Research Findings.” Health Services Research. 51(5):1735-1771.
Sayed, B., and M.T. French. 2016. “To Your Health!: Re-examining the Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Use.” Social Science and Medicine. 167:20-28.
Mortensen, K., T. Hu, S.G. Ullmann, and M.T. French. 2016. “Does Media Attention Highlighting Hospitals with High Charges Lead to Charge Reductions?” Journal of Healthcare Finance. 43(1):1-15.
French, M.T., J.C. Maclean, P.K. Robins, B. Sayed, and L. Shiferaw. 2016. “Tattoos, Employment, and Earnings: Is There a Link in the Ink?” Southern
Economic Journal. 82(4): 1212–1246. [Winner of the 2016 Georgescu-Roegen Prize awarded each year by the Southern Economic Association to the author(s) of the best academic article published in the Southern Economic Journal.]
French, M.T., and G. Gumus. 2015. “Fast Times During Spring Break: Are Traffic Fatalities Another Consequence?” Economic Inquiry. 53(1):745-757.
SELECTED RECENT FUNDED RESEARCH
“Economic Evaluation of Medication-Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment” (National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant No. R01 DA035808, $620,078 from 4/14 to 3/18, Investigator).
“Center for Prevention Implementation Methods for Drug Abuse and Sex Risk Behavior” (Public Health Service, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant No. P30 DA027828, $5,284,729 from 7/11 to 5/16, Investigator)
“Economic Evaluation of Recovery Management Checkups for Women Offenders (RMC-WO)” (Public Health Service, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant No. R01 DA031785, $1,090,125 from 7/11 to 4/14, Investigator)
“Web-based CBT for Substance Misusing and PTSD Symptomatic OEF/OIF Veterans” (Public Health Service, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Grant No. R01 AA020181, $295,642 from 9/10 to 8/14, Local Principal Investigator)
“Florida Node Alliance of the Drug Abuse Clinic Trials Network” (Public Health Service, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant No. 2U10 DA013720, $5,607,659 from 9/10 to 8/15, Investigator)
Health Services Research
Evaluation and Program Planning
Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics (Editor)
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment