William E Encinosa
McCourt School of Public Policy
100 Old North
William Encinosa (Ph.D., Economics, University of Florida) is a senior economist in the Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His current research includes the economics of medical errors, malpractice tort reform, the debt and asset holdings of the uninsured, the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising on drug prices, and bariatric surgery for the obese. His research has recently appeared in numerous media outlets, such as the NBC Today show, CBS’s The Early Show, National Public Radio, the New York Times, and USA Today. In 2009, he won the John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year Award in Health Services Research for his article “The Impact of Medical Errors on 90-Day Costs and Outcomes.” Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Encinosa was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. His latest book with Alan Cohen and Ruth Hanft is Technology in American Health Care: Policy Directions for Effective Evaluation and Management, University of Michigan Press, 2004. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Managed Care.