Professor Rena Conti, Academic Affiliate

Dr. Conti is an Instructor of Health Economics and Policy at the University of Chicago, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences and the Cancer Research Center.

Dr. Contiís principal research interests are in the economic incentives that influence investments in medical innovation and the adoption of these technologies by physicians into clinical practice. These incentives include FDA regulation, patent policy, tax policy, insurer reimbursement and coverage, and measures of efficacy, effectiveness and comparative effectiveness. She is currently working on a series of projects focused on the measurement of direct and indirect benefits of medical innovation and their costs including impacts on employment, retirement and disability insurance. She has continually worked on quality of care measurement, focused on the overuse, misuse and underuse of pharmaceuticals and medical procedures. Her substantive interests include cancer, mental health and the economics of the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Conti was awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship in Health Economics at the University of York (2008) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Fellowship (2004).

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