Wendy Morrison, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute Center for Health Services Research
Principal Researcher, Institute for Research on Social Issues
Dr. Morrison is an economist specializing in health economics and experimental economics. Her research examines the costs and benefits of interventions and the incentives and barriers faced by patients, providers, insurers, and private industry. Knowledge of these benefits, incentives and barriers used to improve healthcare by directing healthcare dollars to those treatments and services producing the most health gain. Dr. Morrison is also working on several funded projects with faculty in IU School of Medicine, including "Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee", and the "Indiana Cancer Pain and Depression Study". Her interdisciplinary work on hospital acquired antimicrobial resistant infections (AMR) uses existing survey data from a VA study on AMR in hospitals to estimate the increase in hospital costs associated with AMR, examines difficulties with solutions that been proposed in the medical and economic literature, and recommends policy solutions. In addition to past collaborative work on health related quality of life of severely disabled children and estimating the value of health insurance to the general public in Denmark, Morrison is collaborating on an NIH-funded study on pain and depression in patients with cancer (Indiana Cancer Pain and Depression), examining the impact of a telephone intervention to identify undiagnosed or under-treated pain and depression, on health care utilization and costs, and patient costs. In the proposed project, she led the economic analysis including the assessment of costs and the examination of characteristics influencing costs.
- Kroenke K, Theobald D, Wu J, Norton K, Morrison G, Carpenter J, Tu W. (2010) "Effect of telecare management on pain and depression in cancer patients: a randomized trial." JAMA 304:163-171.
- Bennett SJ, Eckert G; Morrison GC; Murray MD. (2010) "Evaluation of the Health Utilities Index Mark-3 in Heart Failure." Journal of Cardiac Failure (forthcoming).
- "Indiana Cancer Pain and Depression (INCPAD) Trial: Design of Telecare Management Intervention for Cancer-Related symptoms and Baseline Characteristics of Enrolled Participants," with K. Kroenke and others, General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 31, pp. 240-253.
- "Improving the sensitivity of the Time Trade-Off Method: Results of an experiment using chained TTO questions," with A. Neilson and M. Malek, Health Care Management Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, 53-61, 2002.
- "Demand for Health Care in Denmark: Results of a national sample survey using contingent valuation," with M. Gyldmark, Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 53, No. 8, 1023-1036, 2001.
- "Measuring the Effects of Seating on People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities and Their Careers: A preliminary study," with A. Neilson, G. Bardsley, D. Rowley, J. Hogg, M. Malek, and C. Kirkwood, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 38, No. 2, 201-214, 2001.
- "The Endowment Effect and Expected Utility," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 47, No. 2, 95-109, 2000.
- "WTP and WTA in Repeated Trial Experiments: Learning or Leading?" Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 57-72, 2000.
- "Understanding the Disparity Between WTP and WTA: Endowment Effect, Substitutability, or Imprecise Preferences?" Economics Letters, Vol. 59, No. 2, 189-194, 1998.