M.A. - 1995, Economics, University of Memphis

M.B.A. - 1993, University of Memphis


Courses Taught 

ECON 1010 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

ECON 1020 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

ECON 4370 - Health Care Economics

ECON 4550 - Urban Economics

ECON 4530 - History of Economic Thought

ECON 5015 - Economics for Managers

ECON 4300 - Environmental Economics

ECON 4650 - Economics of Regulated Industries


Research Interests

Health Care Analysis: access, cost, utilization, quality, and policy development.


Honors, Achievements, & Affiliations

Recognition Award as Outstanding Graduate Student in Economics, University of Memphis, 1995

American Society of Health Economists

Practical approaches to Healthcare Quality Improvement, Annual Roundtable, Speaker/Participant

Department of Medicine Research Committee, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga TN


Featured Publications

The American Journal of Managed Care, Volume 14, Number 8, August 2008 A Meta-analysis Update: Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, Volume 12, Number 8, October 2006 Relationship of the Use and Costs of Physician Office Visits and Prescription Drugs to Travel Distance and Increases in Member Cost Share