Stephen T. Mennemeyer, PhD

Professor
smenneme@uab.edu
Office: 
Ryals 330P
Biography: 

Stephen T. Mennemeyer is a Professor at UAB in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy in the School of Public Health and a Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He is the Chief Science Officer for the Survey research Unit in the School of Public Health.  Dr. Mennemeyer holds a Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has previously worked for Abt Associates Inc. as a senior economist and project director (1979-1989), for the Health Systems Agency of Western New York (1977-1979) as an economist, and for the School of Pharmacy at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1975-1977) as Assistant Professor. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Healthcare System and Value Research (HSVR) study section.

Dr. Mennemeyer's work includes cost effectiveness or cost utility analyses regarding stroke rehabilitation, antiviral therapy for neonatal herpes simplex virus, and drug abuse treatment for the homeless as well as other studies on child obesity, health care labor, clinical laboratory competitive bidding and patient response to hospital mortality information. Recently he developed a  discrete event simulation model to examine the cost effectiveness of earlier cataract surgery as a strategy for reducing motor vehicle collision. He is currently working on an Agent Based simulation model to examine how treating HIV + women for depression may affect their adherence to HIV therapy and the transmission of the HIV virus. 

Dr. Mennemeyer teaches courses in Modeling and Simulation (HCO 691/791), Health Economics (HCO 601) and Introduction to Public health (HCO 600).