Faculty Bio - Judith R. Lave, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Economics and Director MHA Program and JD/MPH Program
Room: A667 Crabtree
Education: M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Co-Director, Center for Research on Health Care
Professor, Business Administration
Health care financing, costs of graduate medical education, health insurance, health care for children, economics of mental health, cost of illness.
Dr. Lave is Professor of Health Economics, Director of the Health Administration Program, Director of the Pennsylvania Medicaid Policy Center and co-director of the Center for Research on Health Care at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, she was the Director of the Office of Research at the Health Care Financing Administration, now CMS. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy for Social Insurance and is a distinguished fellow of AcademyHealth. She is on the Technical Advisory Group for the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council and on the Board of Health Services for the Institute of Medicine. She was a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and its predecessor commission - the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission. She is the author of more than 140 scientific publications.