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Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Alan Monheit, PhD

  • Professor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy

  • CV

Health reform; health insurance regulation; health insurance and the labor market; health care spending; family health care decision making; socioeconomic status and health.

Public Health Service Research Fellowship, Hospital Cost and Utilization Project, Division of Intramural Research, National Center for Health Services Research.

Ph.D. in Economics, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

MA in Economics, Queens College, City University of New York.

BA in Economics, Queens College, City University of New York.

Research Interests
Dr. Monheit is interested in researching the relationship between employment and health insurance coverage; health reform and the regulation of health insurance markets; family health care responses to economic shocks; and the relationship between socioeconomic status and health. 

Research Highlights

Research on federal and state health insurance market reform. Research on young adult dependent coverage expansions. Research on the concentration of health care spending and its persistence. Research on "job lock" - health insurance and worker job mobility. Research on the uninsured population. Research on the availability of health insurance at the workplace.

Select Publications
Grafova , I., Monheit, A. (2019) "How Does Actual Unemployment and the Perceived Risk of Joblessness Affect Smoking Behavior? Gender and Intra-family Effects", Review of Economics of the Household Vol. 17

Monheit , A., Grafova, I. (2018) "Education and Family Health Care Spending", Southern Economic Journal Vol. 85

Cantor, J., Monheit, A. (2016) "Reform of the Individual Insurance Market in New Jersey: Lessons for the Affordable Care Act.", Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law Vol. 41

Monheit , A., Vistnes, J. (2015) "Does Public Health Insurance for Children Improve Single Mothers’ Health Care Use?", Journal of Family and Economic Issues Vol. 36

Monheit, A., Cantor, J., DeLia, D. (2015) "Drawing Plausible Inferences about the Impact of State Dependent Coverage Expansions.", Health Services Research Vol. 50

Cantor, J., Monheit, A., DeLia, D., Lloyd, K. (2012) "Early impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage of young adults.", Health Services Research Vol. 47

Monheit, A., Cantor, J., DeLia, D., Belloff, D. (2011) "How have state policies to expand dependent coverage affected the health insurance status of young adults?", Health Services Research Vol. 46

Monheit , A., Schone, B. (2004) "How Has Small Group Market Reform Affected Employee Health Insurance Status?", Journal of Public Economics Vol. 88

Monheit, A., Cantor, J., Koller, M., Fox, K. (2004) "Community rating and sustainable individual health insurance markets in New Jersey.", Health Affairs (Project Hope) Vol. 23

Monheit , A., Cantor , J. (2004) "", State Health Insurance Market Reform: Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Health Insurance Markets Vol. 0

Monheit, A. (2003) "Persistence in health expenditures in the short run: prevalence and consequences.", Medical Care Vol. 41

Berk, M., Monheit, A. (2001) "The Concentration of Health Expenditures Revisited", Health Affairs (Project Hope) Vol. 20

Monheit , A., Primoff Vistnes, J. (1999) "Health Insurance Availability at the Workplace: How Important are Worker Preferences?", Journal of Human Resources Vol. 0

Monheit , A., Cooper, P. (1994) "Health Insurance and Job Mobility: Theory and Evidence", Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 48

Scholarly Activities
Elected member, National Academy of Social Insurance Fellow, Employee Benefits Research Institute

Editorial Board Member & Past Editor, Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing

Research Associate, Health Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research

Excellence in Research Award - New Jersey Health Foundation (2016) - Excellence in Research Awards to recognize outstanding research activities

Ranked 60th of Top 100 Health Economists for Period 1969 – 2010 - International Health Economics Association (2010) - Recognize excellence in the field of Health Economics.

Who’s Who in America, 2007 to Present - MARQUIS WHO'S WHO (2007) - The family of Marquis Who's Who print directories provides unmatched coverage of the lives of leaders and achievers from the United States and around the world, representing virtually every field of endeavor, from both past and present.

Research Associate - Health Economics Group, National Bureau of Economic Research (2003) - Publication on "How the U.S. Spent Its Health Care Dollar,1929-1980-Implications for Public Policy." Health Affairs 7(4) 46-60, designated a Health Affairs “Classic.”

Senior Biomedical Research Service - US Department of Health and Human Services (2000) - Plays a valuable role in helping to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services.

Administrator's Award for Health Services Research - AHCPR (1993) - AHRQ is committed to fostering the next generation of health services researchers who will focus their time and expertise on some of the most important problems facing our Nation's health care system.