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Professor

hodgkin@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 264  •  781-736-8551

Expertise

Health economics, managed care, economics of mental health and substance abuse, prescription drugs.

Courses

  • HS 409a - Advanced Econometrics
  • HS 572a - Economics of Behavioral Health
  • HSSP 104b - Health Economics

Scholarship

  • Ryan M, Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Panas L, Ritter GA, Blow FC, Saitz R. "Drinking Patterns of Older Adults with Chronic Medical Conditions." Journal of General Internal Medicine 28. 10 (2013): 1326-1332. (forthcoming)
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM. "Incentives to Shape Health Behaviors: How Can We Make Them More Person-Centered?." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health 29. 1 (2014): 19-31.
  • Farag M, Nandakumar AK, Wallack S, Hodgkin D, Gaumer G, Erbil C. "Health expenditures, health outcomes and the role of good governance." International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics 13. 1 (2013): 33-52.
  • Farag M, Wallack S, Nandakumar AK, Hodgkin D. "The income elasticity of health care spending in developing and developed countries." International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics 12. 2 (2012): 145-162.
  • Hodgkin D, Merrick EL, Hiatt D. "The relationship of antidepressant prescribing concentration to treatment duration and cost." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 15. 1 (2012): 3-11..
  • Hodgkin D, Volpe-Vartanian J, Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Nierenberg AA, Frank RG, Lee S. "Customization in Prescribing for Bipolar Disorder." Health Economics 21. 6 (2012): 653-68.
  • McLellan DL, Hodgkin D, Fagan P, Reif S, Horgan CM. "Unintended consequences of cigarette price changes for alcohol drinking behaviors across age groups: evidence from pooled cross sections." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 7. 28 (2012).
  • Merrick EL, Reif S, Hiatt D, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Ritter G. "Substance abuse treatment client experience in an employed population: results of a client survey." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 7. 4 (2012).
  • Hodgkin, Dominic, ed. International Journal of Mental Health. Special Issue: The Economic Crisis and Mental Health. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 39(2) 2011.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Horgan CM, Panas L, Ryan M, Blow FC, Saitz R. "Older Adults’ Inpatient and Emergency Department Utilization For Ambulatory-Care-Sensitive Conditions: Relationship with Alcohol Consumption." Journal of Aging and Health 23. 1 (2011): 86-111.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Hiatt D, Horgan CM, Greenfield SF, McCann B. "Integrated EAP/Managed Behavioral Health Plan Utilization by Persons with Substance Use Disorders." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 40. 3 (2011): 299-306.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Hiatt D, Horgan CM, McCann B. "EAP Service Use in a Managed Behavioral Health Care Organization: From the Employee Perspective." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health 26. 2 (2011): 85-96..
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Panas L, Soumerai SB, Ritter G. "Is customization in antidepressant prescribing associated with acute-phase treatment adherence?." Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research 3. 1 (2011): 11–16.
  • Semansky RM, Hodgkin D, Willging CE. "Preparing for a Public Sector Mental Health Reform in New Mexico: The Experience of Agencies in a Rural State." Community Mental Health Journal 48. 3 (2011): 264-9.
  • Hodgkin D, Karpman HE. "Economic crises and public spending on mental health care." International Journal of Mental Health 39. 2 (2010): 91-106.
  • Hodgkin D, Merrick EL, Hiatt D, Horgan CM, McGuire TG. "The Effect of Employee Assistance Plan Benefits on the Use of Outpatient Behavioral Health Care." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 13. 4 (2010): 167-174.
  • McCann B, Azzone V, Merrick EL, Hiatt D, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM. "Employer Choices in EAP Design and Worksite Services." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health 25. 2 (2010): 89-106.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Hiatt D, Horgan CM, et al. "Patterns of Service Use in Two Types of Managed Behavioral Health Care Plan." Psychiatric Services 61. 1 (2010): 86-89.
  • Azzone V, McCann B, Merrick EL, Hiatt D, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM. "Workplace Stress, Organizational Factors and EAP Utilization." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health 24. 3 (2009): 344–356.
  • Farag M, Nandakumar AK, Gaumer G, Wallack S, Hodgkin D. "Donor Funding and Government Health Care Spending in Developing Countries." Health Affairs 28. 4 (2009): 1045-1055.
  • Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Merrick EL. "Benefit limits for behavioral health care in private US health plans." Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 36. 1 (2009): 15-23.
  • Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Merrick EL, Hodgkin D. "Changes in How Health Plans Provide Behavioral Health Services." Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 36. 1 (2009): 11-24.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Hiatt D, et al. "Integrated Employee Assistance Program/Managed Behavioral Healthcare Benefits: Relationship with Access and Client Characteristics." Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 36. 6 (2009): 416-423.
  • Garnick DW, Horgan CM, Reif S, Merrick EL, Hodgkin D. "Management of Behavioral Health Provider Networks in Private Health Plans." Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 31. 4 (2008): 342-53.
  • Hodgkin D, Thomas CP, Simoni-Wastila L, Ritter GA, Lee S. "The Effect of a Three-Tier Formulary on Antidepressant Utilization and Expenditures." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 11. 2 (2008): 67-77.
  • Horgan CM, Reif S, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Merrick EL. "Availability Of Addiction Medications In Private Health Plans." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 34. 2 (2008): 147-262.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Horgan CM, Panas L, Ryan M, Saitz R, Blow FC. "Unhealthy Drinking Patterns and Receipt of Preventive Medical Services by Older Adults." Journal of General Internal Medicine 23. 11 (2008): 1741-1748.
  • Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, McLaughlin TJ. "Changing Mental Health Gatekeeping: Effects on Quality Indicators." Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 35. 1 (2008): 3-19.
  • Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Hodgkin D, Morley M. "Health Plans' Disease Management Programs: Extending across the Medical and Behavioral Health Spectrum?." Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 31. 4 (2008): 342-53.
  • Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Houghton SF, Panas L, Saitz R, Blow FC. "Unhealthy Drinking Patterns in Older Adults: Prevalence and Associated Characteristics." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56. 2 (2008): 214-23.
  • Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Merrick EL, Volpe-Vartanian J. "Management of Access to Branded Psychotropic Medications in Private Health Plans." Clinical Therapeutics 29. (2007): 371-380.
  • Hodgkin D, Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, McLaughlin TJ. "Does Type of Gatekeeping Model Affect Access to Outpatient Specialty Mental Health Services?." Health Services Research 42. 1 (2007): 104-123.
  • Hodgkin D, Volpe-Vartanian J, Alegria M. "Discontinuation of Antidepressant Medication Among Latinos in the US." Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 34. 3 (2007): 329-342.
  • Thomas CP, Hodgkin D, Wallack SS, Martin T, Ritter GA, Mark T. "Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Prescription Drugs: Lessons from a period of high spending growth." Journal of Pharmaceutical Finance, Economics & Policy 16. 3 (2007): 67-83.
  • Pfefferle SG, Gittell JH, Hodgkin D, Ritter G. "Pediatrician Coordination of Care for Children with Mental Illnesses." Medical Care 44. 12 (2006): 1085-1091.
  • Merrick, E.L., Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W., Hodgkin, D.. "Managed Care Organizations' Use of Treatment Management Strategies for Outpatient Mental Health Care." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 33. 1 (2005): 104-114.
  • Hodgkin, D., Shepard, D.S., Anthony, Y.E., Strickler, G.K.. "A Publicly Managed Substance Abuse Carve-out: Effects on Spending and Utilization." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 31. 3 (2004): 197-217.
  • Unruh, J., Hodgkin, D.. "The Role of Contract Design in Privatization of Child Welfare Services: the Kansas Experience." Children and Youth Services Review 26. 8 (2004): 771-783.
  • Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W., Merrick, E.L.. "Cost Sharing for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in Managed Care Plans." Medical Care Research and Review 60. 1 (2003): 101-116.
  • Horgan, C.M., Merrick, E.L., Garnick, D.W., Hodgkin, D., Cenczyk, R., Lusenhop, R.W., Bhalotra, S.. The Provision of Mental Health Services in Managed Care Organizations. Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Rockville, MD: 2003.
  • Merrick, E.L., Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W., Hodgkin, D., Keck, K., Cenczyk, R.. "The EAP/behavioral Health Carve-Out Connection." Employee Assistance Quarterly 18. 3 (2003): 1-14.
  • Garnick, D.W., Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C.M.. "Selecting Data Sources for Substance Abuse Services Research." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 22. 1 (2002): 11-22.
  • Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Merrick, E.L., Hodgkin, D., Faulkner, D., Bryson, S.. "Managed Care Plans' Requirements for Screening for Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Problems in Primary Care." American Journal of Managed Care 8. 10 (2002): 879-888.
  • Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W., Merrick, E.L.. "Quality Standards and Incentives in Managed Care Organizations' Specialty Contracts for Behavioral Health." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 5. 2 (2002): 61-69.
  • Hodgkin, D., Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R.H.. "Management of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment by Medical Plans: Michigan Providers' Experience." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 20. 1 (2002): 79-96.
  • Horgan, C.M., Merrick, E.L., Garnick, D.W., Hodgkin, D.. "Alcohol and Drug Services under Managed Care: Getting into Specialty Treatment. [In: Magura, S, Horgan, CM, Mertens, JR, Shepard, DS, eds. Effects of Managed Care on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment. Special Issue]." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 26. 3 (2002): 416-422.
  • Merrick, E.L., Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Hodgkin, D.. "Quality Measurement and Accountability for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in Managed Care Organizations." Medical Care 40. 12 (2002): 1238-1248.
  • Shepard, D.S., Daley, M., Beinecke, R.H., Hodgkin, D., Ritter, G.. Impact of a Carve Out on the Quality of Substance Abuse Treatment. Proc. of 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. 2002.
  • Shepard, D.S., Daley, M., Ritter, G., Hodgkin, D., Beinecke, R.H.. "Managed Care and the Quality of Substance Abuse Treatment.." The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 5. 4 (2002): 163-174.
  • Beinecke, R.H., Shepard, D.S., Tetreault, J., Hodgkin, D., Marckres, J.. "Substance Abuse Providers' Assessment of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program: Year 6." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 28. 6 (2001): 443-457.
  • Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Hodgkin, D,, Merrick, E.L., Goldin, D., Ritter, G., Skwara, K.. "Risk Transfer and Accountability in Managed Care Organizations Carve-out Contracts." Psychiatric Services 52. 11 (2001): 1502-1509.
  • Merrick, E.L., Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Goldin, D., Hodgkin, D., Sciegaj, M.. "Benefits in Behavioral Health Carve-Out Plans of Fortune 500 Firms." Psychiatric Services 52. 7 (2001): 943-948.
  • Sciegaj, M., Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Merrick, E.L., Goldin, D., Urato, M., Hodgkin, D.. "Employee Assistance Programs among Fortune 500 firms." Employee Assistance Quarterly 16. 3 (2001): 25-35.
  • Shepard, D.S., Daley, M., Ritter, G., Hodgkin, D., Beinecke, R.H.. "Effects of a Statewide Carve-Out on Spending and Access to Substance Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts, 1992 -1996.." Health Services Research 36. 6 (2001): Part II: 32-44.
  • Steenrod, S., Brisson, A.S., McCarty, D., Hodgkin, D.. "Effects of Managed Care on Programs and Pratices for the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence." Recent Developments in Alcoholism: Services Research in the Era of Managed Care. vol. 15 Ed. Galanter, M.. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001. 51-71.
  • Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W., Merrick, E.L., Goldin, D.. "Why Carve Out? Determinants of Behavioral Health Contracting Choice Among Large US Employers." Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 27. 2 (2000): 178-193.
  • Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W., Merrick, E.L., Hodgkin, D., Sciegaj, M., Goldin, D.. "Structuring Behavioral Health Care: Carved Out or Integrated?." Compensation and Benefits Management 16. 4 (2000): 39-46.
  • Shepard, D.S., Hodgkin, D., Anthony, Y.E., World Health Organization,. Analysis of Hospital Costs: a Manual for Managers. Geneva: World Health Organization - WHO, 2000.
  • Wallack, S.S., Thomas, C.P., Hodgkin, D., DiMasi, J., Simoni-Wastila, L., Rader, A., Constantine, R., Brown, J.S.. Prescription Drug Policy: Background Paper for the Princeton Conference. Council on the Economic Impact of Health System Change, Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Washington DC: 2000.
  • Horgan, C.M., Hodgkin, D.. "Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Among Low-Income Populations." Access to Health Care: Promises and Prospects for Low-Income Americans. Ed. Lillie-Blanton, M., Martinez, R.M., Lyons, B., Rowland, D.. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 1999. 73-95.
  • Merrick, E.L., Garnick, D.W, Horgan, C.M., Goldin, D., Hodgkin, D., Sciegaj, M.. "Use of Performance Standards in Behavioral Health Carve-Out Contracts among Fortune 500 firms." American Journal of Managed Care 5. (1999): SP81-SP90.
  • Larson, M.J., Farrelly, M.D., Hodgkin, D., Miller, K., Lubalin, J.S., Witt, E., McQuay, L., Simpson, J., Pepitone, A., Keme, A., Manderscheid, R.W.. Payments and Use of Services for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Other Drug Abuse Disorders: Estimates from Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Health Plans. U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Rockville, MD: 1998.
  • Shepard, D.S., Hodgkin, D., Cavanaugh, D., Beinecke, R.H.. Contrasting Systems of Managed Care for Behavioral Health under Medicaid.. Proc. of Abstracts, 126th Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, Session 2236, 1998.
  • Shepard, D.S., Hodgkin, D., Wilson, M., Messerli, F.H. , Jacobs, R.P., Brunton, S. , Wagner, S.L.. "Cost Effectiveness of Intensive Treatment of Hypertension." American Journal of Managed Care 4. 12 (Supplement) (1998): S765-S770.
  • Hodgkin, D., Drainoni, M.L.. Choice of Managed Care Plan Type among Medicaid Recipients with Disabilities. Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 1997.
  • Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C.M., Garnick, D.W.. "Make or Buy: HMOs' Contracting Arrangements for Mental Health Care." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 24. 4 (1997): 359-376.
  • Hodgkin, D.. "Household Characteristics Affecting Where Mothers Deliver in Rural Kenya." Health Economics 5. 4 (1996): 333-340.
  • Hodgkin, D.. "Specialized Service Offerings and Patients' Choice of Hospital: The Case of Cardiac Catheterization." Journal of Health Economics 15. 3 (1996): 305-322.
  • Tompkins, C.P., Wallack, S.S., Bhalotra, S., Chilingerian, J.A., Glavin, M.P.V., Ritter, G., Hodgkin, D.. "Bringing Managed Care Incentives to Medicare's Fee-for-Service Sector." Health Care Financing Review 17. 4 (1996): 43-63.
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Profile

Dr. Hodgkin is an economist whose research focuses on the effects of different organizing and financing approaches in health care, particularly addressing mental health and substance abuse treatment. His recent research has included studies of prescribing patterns for psychotropic medications, and the use of incentives to encourage healthy behaviors. He teaches two classes in the Ph.D. program: Economics of Behavioral Health, and Advanced Econometrics, as well as one undergraduate class: Health Economics.

 

Degrees

Boston University
Ph.D.

Manchester University
B.A.

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award. Presented by the International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics. Awarded for one of the two best papers in the journal during 2009-10. (2011)
  • Excellence in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award. Presented by the International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics. Awarded for one of the two best papers in the journal during 2007-08. (2009)
  • Heller School Teaching Award (2004)

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