Michael Morrisey is a professor of health economics and health insurance in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. He is director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, an endowed research center at UAB named for former Alabama Senator Joseph Lister Hill, and co-director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research & Education (COERE). His research interests have largely focused on employer sponsored health insurance, on the effects of legislation and regulation in health and health care, on hospital economics, and on labor market issues in health economics and health services administration. His clinically related work has examined the economic and disease burden of osteoporosis. The second edition of Dr. Morrisey's textbook, Health Insurance, was published by Health Administration Press in 2014 and can be found at:
Dr. Morrisey is the author of four other books, over 160 peer reviewed papers on health economics and health policy, over 45 encyclopredia and other publications and 45 technical reports. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (http://www.aei.org/), a fellow of the Employee Benefits Research Institute (http://www.ebri.org/) and has been a member of several editorial boards. He is the Treasurer of the American Society of Health Economists and served for ten years as the treasurer and then secretary/treasurer of the International Health Economics Association. He was the first recipient of the John Thompson Young Investigator Award for health services research given by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. In 2000 Dr. Morrisey was the recipient of the UAB School of Public Health Distinguished Investigator Award and in 2001 received the UAB School of Public Health President’s Award for Teaching. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington (Seattle).