Michael A. Morrisey, Ph.D.

Michael A. Morrisey, Ph.D.

Department Head/Professor

Health Policy & Management
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979-436-9433
Fax: 979-458-0656
morrisey@sph.tamhsc.edu

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Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • M.A.,  Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • B.A., Economics, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

Research Interests

  • Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
  • Effects of Legislation and Regulation in Health Care
  • Hospital Economics
  • Use of Data in Health Services
  • Network Adequacy in Health Insurance Exchange
  • Price Tranparency
  • Physician Services Markets

Recent Publications

Insurance, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program:
    • Morrisey, M.A. Health Insurance, Second Edition (Chicago:  Health Administration Press, 2014).
    • Morrisey, M.A., Blackburn, J., Sen, B., Becker, D.J., Kilgore, M.L., Caldwell, C., and Menachemi, N., “The Great Recession of 2007-2009 and Public Insurance Coverage for Children in Alabama:  Enrollment and Claims Data from 1999-2011,” Public Health Reports (forthcoming March-April 2016).
    • Bronstein, J.M., Morrisey, M.A., Sen, B., Engler, S.E., and Smith, W.K., “The Initial Impact of the Patient Care Networks of Alabama” Health Services Research 51(1): 146-166 (February 2016).
    • Morrisey, M.A., Blackburn, J., Becker, D.J., Sen, B., Kilgore, M.L., Caldwell, C., and Menachemi, N., “Adverse Selection in the Children’s Health Insurance Program” Inquiry 52:1-5 (July 2015).
    • Becker, D.J., Blackburn, J., Morrisey, M.A., Sen, B., Kilgore, M.L., Caldwell, C., Sellers, C., and Menachemi, N., “Enrollment and Utilization Following CHIP Expansion:  Evidence from Alabama,” Academic Pediatrics 15(3): 258-266 (May-June 2015).
    • Sen, B., Blackburn, J., Morrisey, M.A., Becker, D.J., Kilgore, M.L., Caldwell, C., and Menachemi, N., “Can Increases in CHIP Copayments Reduce Program Expenditures on Prescription Drugs?” Medicare and Medicaid Research Review 4(2): E1–E18 (2014).
    • Morrisey, M.A., “State Insurance Mandates,” in A.J. Culyer, ed., Encyclopedia of Health Economics vol. 3, pp: 348-351 (San Diego: Elsevier, 2014).
    • Morrisey, M.A., “Cost Shifting,” in A.J. Culyer, ed., Encyclopedia of Health Economics, vol. 3, pp: 126-129 (San Diego: Elsevier, 2014).
    • Becker, D.J., Blackburn, J., Morrisey, M.A., Sen, B., Kilgore, M.L., Caldwell, C. and Menachemi, N., “Copayments and the Use of Emergency Department Services in the Children’s Health Insurance Program,” Medical Care Research and Review 70(5): 514-530 (October 2013).
    • Morrisey, M.A., “Chapter 33: Health Insurance in the United States,” in G. Dionne, ed. Handbook of Insurance, Second Edition, pp: 957-996 (New York: Springer) (2013).
    • Morrisey, M.A., Kilgore, M.L., Becker, D.J., Smith, W., and Delzell, E., “Favorable Selection, Risk Adjustment and the Medicare Advantage Program,” Health Services Research 48(3): 1039-1056 (June 2013).
Motor Vehicle Safety:
    • Ferdinand, A.O., Menachemi, N., Blackburn, J., Sen, B., Nelson, L.J., Morrisey, M.A. “The Impact of Texting Bans on Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Hospitalizations,” American Journal of Public Health 105(5): 859-865 (2015).
    • Ferdinand, A.O., Menachemi, N., Sen, B., Blackburn, J., Morrisey, M.A., Nelson, L.J., “The Impact of Texting Laws on Motor Vehicular Fatalities in the United States,” American Journal of Public Health 104(8): 1370-1377 (August 2014).
    • Morrisey, M.A. and Grabowski, D.C.,  “Gas Prices, Beer Taxes and GDL Programmes:  Effects on Auto Fatalities among Young Adults,” Applied Economics 43(25): 3645-3654 (October 2011).
Health Economics, Health Services Research & Health Management Labor Markets
    • Cawley, J., Morrisey, M. and Simon, K., “The Earnings and Consulting Income of U.S. Health Economists:  Results from the 2012 Survey of the American Society of Health Economists,” American Journal of Health Economics 1(2): 255-274 (June 2015).
    • Sen, B., Morrisey, M.A., Ginter, P.M., and Menachemi, N. “Analyzing the Gender Gap in the Salary of Health Administration Faculty,” Journal of Health Administration Education 29(4): 303-317 (Fall 2012). 
    • Morrisey, M.A., Menachemi, N., Cawley, J., and Ginter, P.M., “Publication Activity of Health Administration Faculty,” Journal of Health Administration Education 27(3): 199-217 (Summer 2010).
Pediatric Dental Care:
    • Sen, B., Blackburn, J., Kilgore, M.L., Morrisey, M.A., Becker, D.J., Caldwell, C., and Menachemi, N., “Preventive Dental Care & Long-term Dental Outcomes among ALL Kids Enrollees,” Health Services Research (forthcoming).
    • Sen, B., Blackburn, J., Morrisey, M.A., Kilgore, M.L., Becker, D.J., Caldwell, C., and Menachemi, N., "Effectiveness of Preventive Dental Visits in Reducing Nonpreventive Dental Services & Expenditures for Continuously-Enrolled CHIP Enrollees," Pediatrics 131(6): 1107-1113 (June 2013).
Hip Fractures and Osteoporosis:
    • Blackburn, J., Locher, J.L., Morrisey, M.A., Becker, D.J., and Kilgore, M.L., “The Effects of State-Level Expenditures and Community-Based Services on the Risk of Becoming a Long-stay Nursing Home Resident after Hip Fracture,” Osteoporosis International (forthcoming).
    • Becker, D.J., Arora, T., Kilgore, M.L., Curtis, J.A., Delzell, E., Saag, K., Yun, H., and Morrisey, M.A., “Trends in the Utilization and Outcomes of Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Hip Fracture, 2000-2008,” Journal of Aging and Health 26(3): 360-379 (April 2014).
    • Tajeu, G., Delzell, E., Smith, W., Arora, T., Curtis, J., Saag, K., Morrisey, M.A., Yun, H., and Kilgore, M.L., “Death, Debility, and Destitution Following Hip Fracture,” Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 69(A): 346-353 (March 2014).
    • Kilgore, M.L., Curtis, J.R., Delzell, E., Becker, D.J., Arora, T., Saag, K.G. and Morrisey, M.A., “A Close Examination of Health Care Expenditures Related to Fractures,” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 28(4): 816-820 (April 2013).