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Richard Hirth

Chair of Health Management & Policy, School of Public Health at University of Michigan

Areas of expertise

  • - Not-for-profit providers in health care markets
  • - Managed care and medical technologies
  • - Economics of end stage renal disease care

About Me

Dr. Richard Hirth is a Professor of Health Management and Policy and Chair of Health Management & Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Carleton College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hirth has received several awards, including the AcademyHealth Health Services Research Impact Award (2014), the Kenneth J. Arrow Award in Health Economics, awarded annually by the American Public Health Association and the International Health Economics Association to the best paper in health economics (1993); The University of Michigan School of Public Health Excellence in Research Award (2014); the Excellence in Research Award in Health Policy from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (1998 and 2009); and the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (1999); Listing in Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2009, Health Affairs (2010); Outstanding abstract (consumer decision-making theme), AcademyHealth Annual Meeting (2007); and Outstanding abstract (long-term care theme), Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy Annual Meeting (2001).

Courses and Programs taught by Richard Hirth