Professor, Health Services
University of Washington
Tel: 206-616-7067 Box: 357660
CSDE Research Areas:
- Demographic Measurements and Methods
- Health of People and Populations
- Wellbeing of Families and Households
Dr. Fishman is a health care economist with expertise in designing and conducting analyses of health service use and cost and the organization of health care systems with a specific emphasis on primary care. Dr. Fishman is also an expert on the organization and management of large databases for use in health services research. As part of a comprehensive research program on costs and outcomes associated with different clinical and behavioral health states and conditions, Dr. Fishman has examined the cost implications of a variety of modifiable health behaviors and addictive disorders including alcohol abuse and chemical dependency, tobacco use, over-weight and obesity, as well as behavioral health issues including depression and anxiety disorders. This research has allowed Dr. Fishman to gain expertise in the analysis of health care use and cost data related to the examination of how health behaviors impact heath service use and health care outcomes, as well as the empirical methods best suited to assess health service use and cost over time as well as at any point in time.