Louise B. Russell, PhD

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


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 US Public Service Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, which published recommendations for improving the quality and comparability of cost-effectiveness studies.  Dr. Russell is an associate editor of Medical Decision Making.