RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Health Policy, Health Economics
Area(s) of Expertise:
Valuation of Health and Safety, Resource Allocation, Regulatory Policy, Survey Experiments
Kevin Haninger is a health economist who studies theoretical and empirical questions on the value of risks to health and life, the economic evaluation of health and medicine, and the development of quantitative methods to address ethical issues in resource allocation decisions. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Department of Agriculture. His current projects include the development of stated preference methods to value morbidity risks and an examination of the technical and moral problems that arise when incorporating concerns for equity into cost-effectiveness analysis. Strengthening the intersection between the social sciences and bioethics by exploring how empirical data on public values can inform ethical problems in health policy was his mission as a Health and Society Scholar. He received his Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University and A.B. in Psychology from Stanford University.