Lenisa Chang

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Lenisa Chang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

334 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-2781

Lenisa Chang is an Associate 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.

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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 2018

Year Received: 2018

Name: Dean's List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2017

Year Received: 2017

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, Anita Shah, Erik Hoefgren, Katherine Auger, Huibin Weng, Jeffrey Simmons, Samir Shah, Andrew Beck,  (2018). Lost Earnings and Nonmedical Expenses of Pediatric Hospitalizations. Pediatrics.

Lenisa Chang,  (2018). Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy. Health Economics, 1043-1062.

Samar Sheriff, Hassan Zawahrah, Lenisa Chang, Sonay Beyatli, Haithem Elhadi Babiker, Ashton Roach, Nataliya Biskup, John van Aalst,  (2018). What is the Cost of Free Cleft Surgery in the Middle East?. World Journal of Surgery, 1239-1247.

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.

Research in progress

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