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John Rizzo, Ph.D.

 

John A. Rizzo, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics & Population, Family and Preventive Medicine

Division of Occupational, Environmental and Clinical Preventive

Program in Public Health

OFFICE: HSC 3-091

EMAIL: John.Rizzo@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, (1985)
M.A., Economics, Brown University,  (1980)
B.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire, (1979)

Academic Interests:

Health Economics, Cost Benefit Analysis.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations:

One of 30 health economists to place on top 50 lists in world rankings for both numbers of articles published and for total pages published in the field of health economics from 1991-2000; ranked 15th in total pages published (lists published in May 2003 issue of Health Economics).

Select Publications:

Carter, S., and Rizzo, J. Use of outpatient physical therapy services by people with Musculoskeletal conditions.  Physical Therapy 87(5): 1-16, 2007.

Rizzo, J., and Zeckhauser, R.  Pushing income to reference points: why do male doctors earn more?  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 63(3): 514-536, 2007.

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J.  Do psychiatrists have less access to medical services for their patients?  Journal of Mental Health Policy & Economics 10(7): 63-71, 2007.

Gega, A., Rizzo, J., Tranquilli, M.,  Johnson, M., Farkas E, Elefteriades, J. Straight deep hypothermic arrest: Experience in 394 patients supports its effectiveness as a sole means of brain presentation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 84(3): 759-766, 2007.

Achneck H., Rizzo, J., Tranquilli, M.,  Elefteriades, J. Safety of thoracic surgery in the present era.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 84(4): 1180-1185, 2007.

Ortega, A., Fang, H., Perez, V., Rizzo, J., Carter-Pokras, O., Wallace, S., Gelberg,  L. Health care access, utilization and experiences among undocumented Mexicans and other Latinos.  Archives of Internal Medicine 167(21): 2354-2360, 2007.

Cawley, J., Rizzo, J., Haas, K. Occupation-Specific Absenteeism Costs Associated with Obesity and Morbid Obesity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 49(12): 1317-1324, 2007.

Xie, Y., Rizzo, J., Brown, D. A Modified Method for Estimating Volume-Outcome Relationships: Application to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  Journal of Medical Economics 11: 57-70, 2008.

Brill, A., Ghosh, K., Gunnarsson, C., Rizzo, J., Fullum, Maxey, C. The effects of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, and appendectomy on nosocomial infection risks. Surgical Endoscopy 22(4): 1112-1118, 2008.

Cawley, J., Rizzo, J., Haas, K.  The association of diabetes with job absenteeism costs among obese and morbidly obese workers.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 50(5): 527-534, 2008.

Elefteriades, J., Gega, A., and Rizzo, J.   Reply to comment on: Straight deep hypothermic arrest: Experience in 394 patients supports its effectiveness as a sole means of brain presentation.  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 86: 689-690, 2008.

Cawley, J., and Rizzo, J.  The spillover effects of prescription drug withdrawals. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research 19: 119-144, 2008.

Cawley, J., Rizzo, J., Haas, K. Reply to comment on: The association of diabetes with job absenteeism costs among obese and morbidly obese workers.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 50(10): 1094-1095, 2008.

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J. The changing effect of managed care on physician financial incentives.  The American Journal of Managed Care 14(10): 653-660, 2008.

Chen J., and Rizzo, J.  Racial and ethnic disparities in antidepressant drug use.  The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 11(4): 155-165, 2008.

Gunnarsson, C., Rizzo, J., Hochheiser L.  The effects of laparoscopic surgery and nosocomial infections on the cost of care: evidence from three common surgical procedures. Value in Health 12(1): 47-54, 2009. 

Percy A., Rizzo, J., Elefteriades, J. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in patients with high cognitive needs: full preservation of cognitive abilities. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 87: 117-123, 2009.

Rizzo, J., and Zeckhauser, R.  Generic script share and the price of brand-name drugs: the role of consumer choice.  International Journal of Healthcare Finance and Economics 9: 291-316, 2009.

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J.  Managed care and physician’s perceptions of drug formulary use. The American Journal of Managed Care 15: 395-400, 2009.

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J. Did cigarette vouchers increase female smokers in China? The American Journal of Preventive Medicine  37: S126-S130, 2009.

Fang, H., Chen, J., Rizzo, J.  Explaining urban-rural health disparities in China. Medical Care 47: 1209-1216, 2009.

Vargas-Bustamante, A., Fang, H., Rizzo, J., Ortega, A.  Heterogeneity in health insurance coverage among U.S. Latino adults.  Journal of General Internal Medicine 24 (Suppl3): 561-567, 2009. 

Mir, A., Fang, H., Rizzo, J.  Smoking, body weight, and obesity: evidence from China.   Economics and Human Biology 7: 334-350, 2009.

Budoff, M., Ahmadi, N., Nasserian, C., Pratt, P., Stephens, J., Chang, W., Flores, F., Rizzo, J., Gunnarsson, C., McKay, C., Cost effectiveness of multi-detector computed tomography compared to myocardial perfusion imaging as a gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography in the evaluation of asymptomatic firefighters with mildly abnormal treadmill tests. The Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 3: 323-330, 2009.

Kotlarz, H., Gunnarsson, C., Fang, H., Rizzo, J.  Insurer and out-of-pocket costs of osteoarthritis: evidence from U.S. national survey data. Arthritis & Rheumatism 60: 3546-3553, 2009.

Fang, H and Rizzo, J.  Competition and physician-enabled demand: the role of managed care. The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 72: 463-474, 2009.

Bustamante, A., Fang, H., Rizzo, J., Ortega, N.  Understanding observed and unobserved health care access and utilization disparities among U.S. Latino adults.  Medical Care Research and Review 66: 61-577, 2009.

Fang H., and Rizzo, J.  Has the influence of managed care waned?  Evidence from the market for physician services.   International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics 10: 85-103, 2010.

Fang, H., Liu, H., and Rizzo, J. Has the use of physician gatekeepers declined among managed care organizations?  Evidence from the United States. Forthcoming in a special issue on physician payment incentives at the International Journal of Healthcare Finance and Economics.

Chen, J., and Rizzo, J.  Who pays for drug quality?  Eastern Economic Journal 36: 239-254, 2010.

Lee, D., Neumann, P., and Rizzo, J.  Understanding the medical and non-medical value of diagnostic testing.  Value in Health 13: 310-314, 2010.

Chen, J., Rizzo, J. Drug prices, out-of-pocket payments, and insurer costs: how do payers vary? Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research (in press).

Chen, J., Rizzo, J. Racial and ethnic disparities in psychotherapy services: Evidence from U.S. national survey data.   Psychiatric Services 61: 364-272, 2010.

Chen, J., Fang, H, Vargas-Bustamante, A., Rizzo, J, Ortega, A. Latino disparities in prescription drug use and expenditures:  A nationally representative analysis. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 44: 57-69, 2010.

Kotlarz, H., Gunnarsson, C., Fang, H., Rizzo, J.  Osteoarthritis and job absenteeism: Evidence from U.S. national survey data.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 52: 263-268, 2010.

Vargas Bustamante, A., Fang, H., Garza, J., Carter-Pokras, O., Wallace, S., Rizzo, J., Ortega, A. use of preventive health services among Latino subgroups: How much are disparities attributable to the health care system?  American Journal of Preventive Medicine (in press).

Kuzmik GA, Feldman M, Tranquilli M, Rizzo JA, Johnson M, Elefteriades JA. Concurrent intracranial and thoracic aortic aneurysms. Am J Cardiol. 105(3):417-20, 2010.

Bustamante, A., Fang, H., Garza, J., Carter-Pokras, O., Wallace, S., Rizzo, J., Ortega, A. Variations in healthcare access and utilization among Mexican immigrants: The role of documentation status.    Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13(4): 671-680, 2011.      

Ali, M., Fang, H., Rizzo, J. Body weight, self-perception, and obesity among adolescents. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 13(2): 53-63, 2010.

Pilz, G., A Patel, PA., Fell, U., Rizzo, J., Fang, H., Gunnarsson, C., Graw, M., Hoefling, B. Adenosine-stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in suspected coronary artery disease: A net cost analysis and reimbursement implications.  The Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 27(1): 113-121, 2011.

Fang, H., Eggleston, K., Rizzo, J., Zeckhauser, R.  Jobs and kids: Female employment and fertility in rural China.  VOX: Centre for Economic Policy Research (in press).

Inadomi, J., Gunnarsson, C., Rizzo, J., Fang, H. Projected Increased Growth Rate of Anesthesiologist-Assisted Sedation for Colonoscopy and EGD in the United States: 2009-2015. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 72(3): 580-586, 2010.

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J. Information-oriented patients and physician career satisfaction: Is there a link?  Health Economics, Policy and Law 6:295-311, 2011.

Pasic, R., Rizzo, J., Fang, H., Ross, S., Moore, M., Gunnarsson, C.  Comparing robot-assisted to conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy: impact on cost and clinical outcomes.  The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 17(6): 730-738, 2010.

Liu, H., Gao, S., Rizzo, J. The Expansion of public health Insurance and the demand for private health insurance in rural China.  China Economic Review 21(3): 482-493, 2010.

Chen, J., and Rizzo, J.  The health effects of delaying or forgoing medical care. The American Journal of Medical Quality 26(4): 261-271, 2011.

Leroux, J., Rizzo, J., Sickles, R. Health, mental health and labor productivity: The role of self-reporting bias.  Empirical Economics (in press).

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J. Does inequality in China affect health differently in high- vs. low-income households?  Applied Economics (in press).

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J.  Income inequality dynamics in rural China from 1991 to 2006: The role of alternative income sources.  Applied Economics Letters 18(4): 1307-1310, 2011.

Chen, J., and  Rizzo, J.  Entry pricing and product quality: Evidence from the pharmaceutical industry.  Empirical Economics (in press).

Chen, J., Rizzo, J., Ladapo, J. Gunnarsson, C.   The direct healthcare insurer and out-of-pocket expenditures of psoriasis: Evidence from United States National survey data.  The Journal of  Dermatological Treatment (in press).

Fang, H., Chen, J., Rizzo, J.  Health information technology and physician perceptions of quality of care.  The American Journal of Managed Care 17(3): E66-E70, 2011.

Fang, H., and Rizzo, J.  Does patient use of medical information affect physician practice incentives to provide care?  Forum for Health Economics & Policy 14(2): 2011.

Dwyer, D., Liu, H., Rizzo, J.  Does patient trust promote better care?  Applied Economics (in press).

Ali, M.,  Dwyer, D., Rizzo, J. The social contagion effect of suicidal behavior in adolescents: Does it really exist? The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 14(1): 3-12, 2011.

Chen, J., Rizzo, J., Ortega, A. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pharmaceutical Costs under Medicare Part D.  The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 22(3): 1059-1074, 2011.

Howington, J., Gunnarsson, C., Maddaus, M., McKenna, R., Meyers, B. Miller, D., Moore, M.,  Rizzo, J., Swanson, S. Clinical and economic consequences of pulmonary wedge resections for cancer Using video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques vs. traditional open resections: A retrospective database analysis.  Chest (in press).

Chen, J., Fang, H., Rizzo, J.  Physician-patient language concordance and defensive medicine.  Medical Care (in press).

Fang, H., Miller, N., Rizzo, J., Zeckhauser, R. Demanding customers: Consumerist patients and quality of care.  B.E. Journal of Economics Analysis and Policy (in press).

Ali, M., Amialchuk, A., Rizzo, J. The influence of body weight on social network ties among adolescents.  Economics and Human Biology (in press).

Howington, J.,  Gunnarsson, C., Maddaus, M., McKenna, R., Meyers, B., Miller, D., Moore, M., Rizzo, J., Swanson, S. In hospital clinical and economic consequences of pulmonary wedge resections for cancer using video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques vs. traditional open resections: A retrospective database analysis.  Chest (in press)

Rizzo,  J., and Lee, D.  To test or not to test: What is the value of knowing?  International Journal of Person Centered Medicine (in press).

Chen, J., Rizzo, J., Parasumaran, S., Gunnarsson, C. Racial Disparities in Receiving Total Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery: The Effect of Hospital Admission Sources. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (in press).