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Marcelo Coca Perraillon, PhD

Assistant Professor


Marcelo Coca Perraillon, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Systems, Management & Policy. His research interest focuses on program and economic evaluations of health interventions and applied statistical methods. His current research relates to the nursing home sector, particularly studying the effects of public reporting of quality on consumer and provider behavior and cancer care in nursing homes. Other areas of current research involve economic evaluations and mixture models for the prediction of health utilities in cost-effectiveness. Much of his work involves statistical modeling using large panel data sets and observational data.

Before obtaining his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago, he was a researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Perraillon is a current member of the Center for Health Statistics at the University of Chicago.  [Personal website].

Research Interests:
  • Health economics and policy
  • Nursing homes and long-term care
  • Economic evaluations and health outcomes
  • Causal inference and applied statistical methods

  • Econometric Analysis of Hospital Performance Pre- and  Post-ACA (AHRQ - R01HS025208, PI: Lindrooth)
  • Causal effects of Part C early intervention on very low-birth weight infants (AHRQ - R03HS025221, PI: Perraillon)
  • Predictors of High-Cost Cancer Treatment in Colorado (Data to Value, D2V PI Perraillon)
  • Evaluation of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative (outcomes and costs)

Courses Taught:

(Class notes are posted online; use links below)

  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis (aka economic evaluations) (HSMP 6609)
  • Methods in Health Services Research I (HSMP 7607)
  • Outstanding performance in the general field of public health sciences, University of Chicago, 2015
  • 2014 Lee B. Lusted award for preference assessment, Society for Medical Decision Making
  • Best abstract long-term care section, AcademyHealth 2014
  • University of Chicago, PhD, Health economics and biostatistics
  • Tufts University, MA, economics
  • Universidad Diego Portales, BA, Business and economics

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