Michael T. French, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR
HEALTH ECONOMIST & DIRECTOR,
HEALTH ECONOMICS RESEARCH GROUP

Merrick Building, Room 121F
mfrench@miami.edu
(305) 284-6039

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                                                               Last Updated On:  March 2018


EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Economics, Boston College, 1986

  • B.A., Economics, James Madison University, 1982


PRIMARY DEPARTMENTS
  • Sociology

    Health Management and Policy


SECONDARY DEPARTMENTS
  • Economics

  • Public Health Sciences


RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • 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

RECENT COURSE EVALUATIONS

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

McCollister, K., X. Yang, B. Sayed, M.T. French, J.A. Leff, and B.R. Shackman. 2017. "Monetary Conversion Factors for Economic Evaluations of Substance Use Disorders." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 81(October):25-34. McCollister, K., X. Yang, B. Sayed, M.T. French, J.A. Leff, and B.R. Shackman. 2017. "Monetary Conversion Factors for Economic Evaluations of Substance Use Disorders." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 81(October):25-34. 

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)


EDITORIAL BOARDS

Editor, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 2015- present

Editorial Board, Evaluation and Program Planning, 2011- present 

Editorial BoardHealth Services Research, 2009- present 

Editorial BoardJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2001- present