Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Lenisa Chang

Assistant Professor
Professional Summary
Lenisa Chang is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. She has earned MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Michigan State University. Prof. Chang’s research interests lie in the intersection of health economics and public policy especially as they apply to maternal and child health, preventive health care, and the Medicaid program. Her work has been published in journals such as Health Economics, Health Affairs, and Health Services Research among others. Her research has been supported with grants by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and PCORI. She is currently on the editorial review board of Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
334 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-2781
Fax:
513-556-2669
Research Interest
  • Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.
History

Institution:
Miami University
Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor
End Date:
2011-05-15


Awards | Honors

Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2017
Year Received:
2017


Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2016
Year Received:
2016


Organization:
UC COM
Name:
Health Research Rising Star
Year Received:
2016


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Summer Research Grant
Year Received:
2016


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Summer Research Grant
Year Received:
2015


Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2014
Year Received:
2014


Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2014
Year Received:
2014


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2013
Year Received:
2014


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2013
Year Received:
2013


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2012
Year Received:
2013


Education

Institution:
Michigan State University
Location:
East Lansing, MI
Major:
Economics
Completed:
2010
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
Michigan State University
Location:
East Lansing, MI
Major:
Economics
Completed:
2005
Degree:
MA


Institution:
American University in Bulgaria
Location:
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Major:
Economics
Completed:
2004
Degree:
BA


Published Contributions

Lenisa Chang,  (2016). The Effect of State Insurance Mandates on Infant Immunization Rates. Health Economics, 372-386.


Sanders Chang, Lenisa Chang, Albert Wang,  (2014). A Dynamic Intraday Measure of the Probability of Informed Trading and Firm-Specific Return Variation. Journal of Empirical Finance, 80-94.


Steven Haider, Lenisa Chang, Jonathan Gold, Tracie Bolton, Beth Olson,  (2014). An Evaluation of the Effects of a Breastfeeding Support Program on Health Outcomes. Health Services Research, 2017-2034.


Chris Kelton, Lenisa Chang, Jeff Guo, Yan Yu, Edmund Berry, Boyang Bian, Pamela Heaton,  (2014). Firm- and Drug-Specific Patterns of Generic Drug Payments by US Medicaid Programs: 1991–2008. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 165-177.


Chris Kelton, Lenisa Chang, David Kreling,  (2013). State Medicaid Programs Missed $220 Million in Uncaptured Savings as Generic Fluoxetine came to Market, 2001-05. Health Affairs, 1204-1211.


Beth Olson, Steven Haider, Lenisa Chang, Tracie Bolton, Jonathan Gold,  (2010). A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of a Breastfeeding Support Program for Low Income Women in Michigan. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 86-93.



Accepted Contributions

Lenisa Chang,  (Accepted). Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy. Health Economics.


Samar Sheriff, Hassan Zawahrah, Lenisa Chang, Sonay Beyatli, Haithem Elhadi Babiker, Ashton Roach, Nataliya Biskup, John van Aalst,  (Accepted). What is the Cost of Free Cleft Surgery in the Middle East?. World Journal of Surgery.




Research in progress

Title:
Cost Benefit Analysis of a Pediatric Nurse Home Visiting Intervention


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Insurance Mandates and Disparities in Childhood Immunization Rates


Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Local Public Spending and Health Outcomes


Status:
Planning

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
New Evidence in Trends of Hours Worked by US Physicians


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Public Reporting and Pay for Performance: Physician Motivators or Distractors for Quality Improvement?


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Technological Change and Investments in Human Capital – The Case of Cystic Fibrosis


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
The Role of Incentives in the Take Up of Flu Shots by Medical Workers


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
The Spillover Effects of Immunizations


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Therapeutic Substitution After Generic Entry in State Medicaid Programs


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Presentations

Title:
“Individual and Group Incentives and the Take – Up of the Flu Vaccine by Health Care Personnel"
Organization:
Midwest Economics Association
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
2017


Title:
“Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy”
Organization:
UC Department of Geography
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
2017


Title:
“Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy”
Organization:
Cleveland Fed/University of Kentucky
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Year:
2017


Title:
"Health Economics and Recent Trends in the Health Sector"
Organization:
Environmental Health, UC COM
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
2016


Title:
"Indirect Costs of Hospitalizations for Acute Pediatric Care"
Organization:
American Society of Health Economists
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2016


Title:
“Individual and Group Incentives and the Take – Up of the Flu Vaccine by Health Care Personnel
Organization:
American Society of Health Economists
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2016


Title:
“The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”
Organization:
Ohio State University - Department of Human Science
Location:
Columbus, OH
Year:
2015


Title:
"Spillover Effects of Immunizations"
Organization:
American Society of Health Economists
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Year:
2014


Title:
"Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to ‘MakeTheRightCall’ About Primary Care and Emergency Department Use”
Organization:
Cincinnati Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Care
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
2014


Title:
"Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to ‘MakeTheRightCall’ About Primary Care and Emergency Department Use”
Organization:
Kunz Center for Social Research - Health Research Group
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
2014


Title:
"Spillover Effects of Immunizations"
Organization:
Midwest Economics Association
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Year:
2014


Title:
"An Evaluation of the Effects of a Peer Counseling Breastfeeding Support Program on Infant Health Outcomes"
Organization:
LCB
Location:
LCB
Year:
2013


Title:
Discussant
Organization:
Midwest Health Economics Conference - University of Wisconsin
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
Year:
2013


Title:
“The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”
Organization:
Midwest Economics Association
Location:
Columbus, OH
Year:
2013


Title:
Introduction to Health Economics
Organization:
Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training
Location:
College of Medicine, UC
Year:
2012


Title:
"An Introduction to Health Economics and the Challenges of the US Health System"
Organization:
UC Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training
Location:
Columbus, OH
Year:
2012


Title:
"The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”"
Organization:
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Year:
2012


Title:
“The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”
Organization:
IUPUI - Department of Economics
Location:
Indianapolis
Year:
2012


Title:
“The Effect of State Insurance Mandates on Infant Immunization Rates”
Organization:
American Society of Health Economists
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Year:
2012


Title:
“The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”
Organization:
American Society of Health Economists
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Year:
2012


Title:
Discussant
Organization:
Midwest Health Economics Conference - IUPUI
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Year:
2012


Title:
“The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”
Organization:
Eastern Economics Association
Location:
Boston, MA
Year:
2012