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PHS Assistant Professor Marguerite Burns and PHS Professor Bobbi Wolfe are Honored with the Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research - 2017

Population Health Sciences faculty, Marguerite Burns and Bobbi Wolfe, have been honored with the Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research - 2017 for their article, The Effects of the Affordable Care Act Adult Dependent Coverage Expansion on Mental Health, published in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 2016; 19(1): 3-20.

The Willard Manning Award has been founded to stimulate research and support excellence in the field of mental health policy and economics research. The Award, previously named “Adam Smith Award,” has been renamed the Willard Manning Award in memory of Willard Manning, PhD, Professor, and Editor of The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics from 2008 to 2014. Willard Manning was one of the most influential scholars, teachers, and mentors in the field of health economics. His research focused on health insurance theory and design, on the conceptual and statistical problems in cost-effectiveness analysis, and on the application of economic analysis to addictive and mental disorders. This research made important contributions to the development of health economics research methodology and had a substantial impact on academic and policy thinking.

Dr. Burns accepted the award during the ceremony of the Willard Manning Award on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the opening of the Thirteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry - Mental Health Policy and Economics, in Venice.