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Michael Morrisey, PhD

Professor and Department Head, Health Policy and Management


School of Public Health


health policy, population health
health insurance, health care, health economics, malpractice
Dr. Michael Morrisey

About Dr. Morrisey

Michael Morrisey, PhD, a health economist, is professor and head of the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. His research interests have largely focused on employer-sponsored health insurance, the effects of legislation and regulation in health and health care, and hospital economics. Dr. Morrisey's insurance research is currently examining the functioning of the health insurance exchanges. His work on the effects of regulation and legislation has focused on medical malpractice and motor vehicle safety, and he is well known for his work on the myth of hospital cost shifting.

Before joining the Texas A&M faculty in 2014, Dr. Morrisey was a professor of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. Prior to that, he was senior economist with the American Hospital Association in Chicago.

Dr. Morrisey is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a fellow of the Employee Benefits Research Institute, a visiting scholar at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the treasurer of the American Society of Health Economists and for 10 years was an officer of the International Health Economics Association.

Dr. Morrisey received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Northern State University and Master of Arts and doctorate in economics from the University of Washington.

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