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Speaker Biography

Andrew W. Dick, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

Andrew W. Dick (Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University) is a senior economist in the RAND Pittsburgh office. Before joining RAND in 2005, he was an assistant professor in The Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Rochester where he maintains an adjunct faculty position. While there he was the director and principal investigator of the Pre and Post-Doctoral NRSA Training grant. He has completed three evaluations of the New York State Child Health Plus program (New York’s version of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)) and led several multi-state studies to determine SCHIP’s effects on access, utilization, quality and satisfaction as well as the dynamics of enrollment and how the program interacts with Medicaid and private insurance. He has led the economics team on an MCHB funded center to study financing of care for children with special health care needs. He is the principal investigator of the MADIT CRT-D cost-effectiveness study, a world-wide study including over 1,500 subjects in nearly 100 sites that will determine the health effects and cost consequences of cardiac resynchronization devices in implantable defibrillators. He has also been the principal investigator of a National Cancer Institute (NIH) grant to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatments for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, a localized form of breast cancer. He has published numerous articles on risk-adjustment methods for assessing quality.