Louise Russell

Senior Fellow

Louise Russell, PhD

  • Adjunct Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Louise B. Russell, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and a Distinguished Professor Emerita at Rutgers University. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Russell’s research focuses on health policy, particularly cost-effectiveness analysis and related topics, such as simulation modeling, a fundamental methodology in cost-effectiveness analysis; the time patients and their families spend undergoing medical care, a major and largely unrecognized cost of the health system; and applications of modeling and cost-effectiveness to chronic and infectious diseases. She co-chaired the U.S. Public Health Service Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, which published recommendations for improving the quality and comparability of cost-effectiveness studies (Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, Oxford University Press, 1996), and three articles in JAMA (October 1996) and was a member of the leadership group for the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, which published an article in JAMA and the second edition of the book in 2016. She is an associate editor of Medical Decision Making.

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