Faculty and Researchers

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Professor

shepard@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 275  •  781-736-3975

Expertise

Health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, health financing in the United States and internationally.

Courses

  • HS 422f - Cost-Effectiveness
  • HS 426f - Advanced Techniques of Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Scholarship

  • Zeng, W., Stason, W. B., Fournier, S., Razavi, M., Ritter, G., Strickler, G. K., Bhalotra, S. M., and Shepard, D. S. "Benefits and Costs of Intensive Lifestyle Modification Programs for Symptomatic Coronary Disease in Medicare Beneficiaries.." American Heart Journal (2013). (forthcoming)
  • Shepard, D. S., Undurraga, E. A., and Halasa, Y. A.. "Economic and Disease Burden of Dengue in Southeast Asia." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7. 2 (2013): e2055.
  • Tyo, K. R., Gurewich, D., and Shepard, D. S.. "Methodological Challenges of Measuring Primary Care Delivery to Pediatric Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Use Community Health Centers.." American Journal of Public Health 103. (2013): 273-275.
  • Undurraga, E. A., Halasa, Y. A., and Shepard, D. S.. "Use of Expansion Factors to Estimate the Burden of Dengue in Southeast Asia: A Systematic Analysis." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7. 2 (2013): e2056.
  • Gurewich, D., Sirkin, J. T., and Shepard, D. S.. "On-Site Provision of Substance Abuse Treatment Services at Community Health Centers." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 42. 4 (2012): 339-345.
  • Halasa, Y. A., Dogra, V., Arora, N., Tyagi, B. K., Nandan, D., and Shepard, D. S.. "Overcoming Data Limitations: Design of a Multi-Component Study for Estimating the Economic Burden of Dengue in India.." Dengue Bulletin 35. (2012): 1-14.
  • Halasa, Y. A., Shepard, D. S., Wittenberg, E., Fonseca, D. M., Farajollahi, A., Healy, S., Gaugler, R., Strickman, D., and Clark, G. G. "Willingness-to-Pay for an Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Program to Control the Asian Tiger Mosquito in New Jersey." Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28. 3 (2012): 225-236.
  • Halasa, Y. A., Shepard, D. S., and Zeng, W.. "Economic Cost of Dengue in Puerto Rico." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 86. 5 (2012): 745-752.
  • Lozano, R., Naghavi, M., Foreman, K., . . . Shepard, D. S., . . . Murray, C.J. L.. "Global and Regional Mortality from 235 Causes of Death for 20 Age Groups in 1990 and 2010: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010." The Lancet 380. 9859 (2012): 2095-2128.
  • Murray, C. J. L., Vos, T., Lozano, R., . . . Shepard, D.S. . . . Lopez, A.D.. "Disability-Adjusted Life Years (Dalys) for 291 Diseases and Injuries in 21 Regions, 1990-2010: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010." The Lancet 380. 9859 (2012): 2197-2223.
  • Shepard, D. S., Undurraga, E., Lees, R., Halasa, Y. A., Lum, L. C. S., and Ng, C.. "Use of Multiple Data Sources to Estimate the Economic Cost of Dengue Illness in Malaysia." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 87. 5 (2012): 796-805.
  • Shepard, D. S., Zeng, W., Amico, P., Rwiyereka, A. K., and Avila-Figueroa, C.. "A Controlled Study of Funding for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome as Resource Capacity Building in the Health System in Rwanda.." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 86. 5 (2012): 902-907.
  • Shepard, D. S., Zeng, W., Strickler, G. K., Lwin, A. K., Cros, M. J., and Garner, B. R.. "he Brief Treatment Cost Analysis Tool (Tcat-Lite) for Substance Abuse Treatment: Reliability and Application." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 30. 4 (2012): 377-396.
  • Thomas, C. P., Ryan, M., Chapman, J. D., Stason, W. B., Tompkins, C. P., Suaya, J. A., Polsky, D., Mannino, D. M., and Shepard, D. S.. "Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries." Chest 142. 4 (2012): 973-981.
  • Vos, T., Flaxman, A. D., Naghavi, M., . . . Shepard, D.S., . . . Murray, C.J. L.. "Years Lived with Disability (Ylds) for 1160 Sequelae of 289 Diseases and Injuries 1990-2010: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.." The Lancet 380. 9859 (2012): 2163-2196.
  • Zeng, W., Cros, M., Wright, K. D., and Shepard, D. S.. "Impact of Performance-Based Financing on Primary Health Care Services in Haiti." Health Policy and Planning (2012): 1-10.
  • Zeng, W., Shepard, D. S., Chilingerian, J., and Avila-Figueroa, C. "How Much Can We Gain from Improved Efficiency? An Examination of Performance of National HIVAIDS Programs and Its Determinants in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.." BMC Health Services Research 12. 1 (2012): 74.
  • Beatty, M.E., Beutels, P., Meltzer, M.I, Shepard, D.S, Hombach, J, Hutubessy, R., Dessis, D., Coudeville, L., Dervaux, B., Wichmann, O., Margolis, H.S., Kuritsky, J.N. . "Health economics of dengue: a systematic literature review and expert panel's assessment." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 84. 3 (2011): 473-488.
  • Carrasco, L. R., Lee, L. K., Lee, V. J., Ooi, E. E., Shepard, D. S., Thein, T. L., Gan, V., Cook, A. R., Lye, D., Ng, L. C., Leo, Y. S.. "Economic impact of dengue illness and the cost-effectiveness of future vaccination programs in Singapore." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5. 12 (2011): e1426.
  • Daley, M., Shepard, D.S., Reif, S., Dunigan, R., Tompkins, C., Perloff, J., Siembab, L., Horgan, C.M.. "Randomized trial of enhanced profiling in the public sector." Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services 38. 2 (2011): 96-104.
  • Gurewich, D., Tyo, K. R., Zhu, J., Shepard, D. S.. "Comparative performance of community health centers and other usual sources of primary care." J Ambul Care Manage 34. 4 (2011): 380-90.
  • Helfand, M., Tunis, S., Whitlock, E. P., Pauker, S. G., Basu, A., Chilingerian, J., Harrell, F. E., Jr., Meltzer, D. O., Montori, V. M., Shepard, D. S., Kent, D. M.. "A CTSA agenda to advance methods for comparative effectiveness research." Clinical and Transitional Science 4. 3 (2011): 188-98.
  • Lam, S. K., Burke, D., Capeding, M. R., Chong, C. K., Coudeville, L., Farrar, J., Gubler, D., Hadinegoro, S. R., Hanna, J., Lang, J., Lee, H. L., Leo, Y. S., Luong, C. Q., Mahoney, R., McBride, J., Mendez-Galvan, J., Ng, L. C., Nimmannitya, S., Ooi, E.. "Preparing for introduction of a dengue vaccine: recommendations from the 1st Dengue v2V Asia-Pacific Meeting." Vaccine 29. 51 (2011): 9417-22.
  • Martelli, C. M., Nascimento, N. E., Suaya, J. A., Siqueira, J. B., Jr., Souza, W. V., Turchi, M. D., Guilarde, A. O., Peres, J. B., Jr., Shepard, D. S.. "Quality of life among adults with confirmed dengue in Brazil." Am J Trop Med Hyg 85. 4 (2011): 732-8.
  • Petersen, C.P.; Shepard, D; Daley, M.; Love, C.; Hall, F.; White, F.. "The cost-effectiveness of prison-based drug treatment." Corrections Compendium 36. 4 (2011): 1-6.
  • Shepard, D.S., Coudeville, L., Halasa, Y., Zambrano, B., Dayan, G. H.. "Cost of dengue in the Americas." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 84. (2: (2011): 200-207.
  • Tyo, K. R., Rosen, M. M., Zeng, W., Yap, M., Pwee, K. H., Ang, L. W., Shepard, D. S.. "Cost-effectiveness of conjugate pneumococcal vaccination in Singapore: comparing estimates for 7-valent, 10-valent, and 13-valent vaccines." Vaccine 29. 38 (2011): 6686-94.
  • Asiimwe, A., Rwiyereka, A.K., Kaufman, J.A., Shepard, D.S.. "AIDS funds: Rwanda (letter)." Science 330. Oct 8 (2010): 176.
  • Daley, M., Shepard, D.S., Reif, S., Dunigan, R., Tompkins, C., Perloff, J., Siembab, L., Horgan, C.M.. "Evaluation of provider profiling in the public sector." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 28. 4 (2010): 376-390.
  • Garner, B.R., Godley, S.H., Dennis, M.L., Godley, M.D., Shepard, D.S.. "The Reinforcing Therapist Performance (RTP) experiment: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial." Implementation Science 5. 5 (2010).
  • Shepard, D.S., Amico, P., Zeng, W., Rwiyereka, A.K.. "Is HIV funding strengthening the health system? A quasi-experimental study in Rwanda." XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria, AIDS2010 Conference, Session MOAE0102. Abstract: http://pag.aids2010.org/Abstracts.aspx?SID=619&AID=15569; Audio and slides, English: http://pag.aids2010.org/flash/?pid=112414; Audio and slides, Russian: http://pag.aids2010.org/flash/flash.aspx?pid=112414&lang=2, July 18-23, 2010.
  • Shepard, D.S., Suaya, J.A.. "Cost-effectiveness of a dengue vaccine in Southeast Asia and Panama: preliminary estimates." Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. Ed. Preedy, V. R., Watson, R. R.. New York: Springer, 2010. 1281-1296.
  • Shepard, D.S.. Lifestyle Modification to Control Heart Disease: Evidence and Policy. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2010.
  • Stason, W.B., Razavi, M., Jacobs, D.S., Shepard, D.S., Suaya, J.A., Johns, L., Rosenthal, P.. "Clinical benefits of the Boston ocular surface prosthesis." American Journal of Ophthalmology 149. 1 (2010): 54-61.
  • Suaya, J.A., Shepard, D.S., Beatty, M., Farrar, J.. "Disease burden of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever." Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. Ed. Preedy, V. R., Watson, R. R.. New York: Springer, 2010. 1263-1279.
  • Wolfe D;, Carrieri, M.P., Shepard, D.S.. "Treatment and care for injecting drug users with HIV infection: a review of barriers and ways forward." The Lancet 376. 9738 (2010): 355-366.
  • Wolfe, D, Carrieri, M P, Shepard, D S. "Treatment and care for injecting drug users with HIV infection: a review of barriers and ways forward." The Lancet 376. 9738 (2010): 355-366.
  • Bhalotra, S., Shepard, D.S. "Recruitment into Lifestyle Modification Programs: a Cross-Atlantic Perspective." The Future of UK Health: Burdens, Challenges and Opportunities. Ed. Morris, Z.. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, Ltd., 2009. 207-229.
  • Flynn, P.M., Broome, K.M., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Knight, D.K., Horgan, C.M., Shepard, D.S.. "Treatment Cost Analysis Tool (TCAT) for estimating costs of outpatient treatment services." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 100. 1 (2009): 47-53.
  • Lee, A. J.; Shepard, D.S. "Costs of cardiac rehabilitation and enhanced lifestyle modification programs." Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 29. (2009): 348-57.
  • Rwiyereka, A.K.; Shepard, D. S., Humuza, J. Wu-Zeng,. Avila-Figueroa; C.. "Costing model of a national AIDS program: Application to Rwanda.." Rwanda Medical Journal September (2009).
  • Shepard, D S, Razavi, M, Stason, W B, Jacobs, D S, Suaya, J A, Cohen, M, Rosenthal, P. "Economic appraisal of the Boston ocular surface prosthesis." American Journal of Ophthalmology 148. 6 (2009): 860-868.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A. , Kanyange, A.R.. "Case Studies on Community-Based Insurance in Rwanda." Rwanda Medical Journal September (2009).
  • Shepard, D.S., Stason, W.B., Strickler, G.K., Lee, A.J., Bhalotra, S., Ritter, G., Suaya, J.A., Gurewich, D., Fournier, S., Zeng, W., Razavi, S.M., Hurley, C.L. Evaluation of Lifestyle Modification and Cardiac Rehabilitation in Medicare Beneficiaries. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Baltimore, MD: 2009.
  • Shepard, D.S., Suaya, J.A.. "Economic evaluation of dengue prevention." Economic Evaluation in Child Health. Ed. Ungar, W. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 225-237.
  • Suaya, J. A., Shepard, D.S., Siqueira, J.B., Martelli, C.T., Lum, L.C.S., Tan, L.H., Kongsin, S,, Jiamton, S., Garrido, F., Montoya, R., Armien, B., Huy, R., Castillo, L., Caram, M., Sah, B.K., Sughayyar, R., Tyo, K.R., Halstead, S.B. . "Cost of dengue cases in eight countries in the Americas and Asia: a prospective study." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 80. 5 (2009): 846-855.
  • Suaya, J.A., Stason, W.B., Ades, P., Normand, S.-L.T., Shepard, D.S. "Cardiac rehabilitation and survival in older coronary patients." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 54. (2009): 25-33.
  • Armien, B., Suaya, J.A., Quiroz, E., Sah, B., Bayard, V., Marchena, L., Campos, C., Shepard, D.S.. "Clinical characteristics and national economic cost of the 2005 dengue epidemic in Panama." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 79. 3 (2008): 364-371.
  • Gurewich, D., Prottas, J., Bhalotra, S.M., Suaya, J.A., Shepard, D. S.. "System level factors and use of cardiac rehabilitation." Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 28. 6 (2008): 280-285.
  • Lum, L.C.S., Suaya, J.A., Lian H.T., Sah, B.K., Shepard, D.S.. "Quality of life of dengue patients." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 78. 6 (2008): 862-867.
  • Beaston-Blaakman, A., Shepard, D.S., Horgan, C., Ritter, G.. "Organizational and client determinations of cost in outpatient substance abuse treatment." The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 10. 1 (2007): 3-13.
  • Beaston-Blaakman, A., Shepard, D.S., Stone, N., Shevitz, A.H.. "Cost-effectiveness of clinical interventions for AIDS wasting." AIDS Care 19. 8 (2007): 996-1001.
  • Halstead, S.H., Suaya, J.A., Shepard, D.S.. "The burden of dengue infection." The Lancet 369. (April 28) (2007): 1410-1411.
  • Lee, A.J., Strickler, G.K., Shepard, D.S.. "The Economics of Cardiac Rehabilitation: a Review of Literature." Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 27. 3 (2007): 135-142.
  • Suaya, J.A., Shepard, D.S., Beatty, M.E.. "Dengue burden of disease and cost of illness, Working paper 3.2." Report of the Scientific Working Group meeting on Dengue, Geneva, 1-5 October 2006 (TDR/SWG/07). Ed. Kroger, A. Geneva, Switzerland: Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization, 2007
  • Suaya, J.A., Shepard, D.S., Chang, M-S., Caram, M., Hoyer, S., Socheat, D., Chantha, N., Nathan, M.B.. "Cost-effectiveness of annual targeted larviciding campaigns in Cambodia against the dengue vector Aedes aegypti.." Tropical Medicine and International Health 12. 9 (2007): 1026-1036.
  • Yeom, H.S.; Shepard, D.S.. "Cost-effectiveness of mixed-gender aftercare program for substance abuse: decomposing measured and unmeasured gender differences.." The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 10. 4 (2007): 207-219.
  • Beinecke, R.H., Shepard, D.S., Hurley, C.L.. "Guest Editors' Introduction: Implementing Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices and Performance Measures in Massachusetts.." Administration and Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research 33. 6 (2006): 623-628.
  • Bernstein, J. , Bernstein, E., Shepard, D.S., Valentine, A., Heeren, T. , Winter, M. , Levenson, S. , Beaston-Blaakman, A. , Tassiopoulos, K., Hingson, R.. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health and Health Care Lessons from an Inner-City Patient Population Actively Using Heroin and Cocaine." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 5. 2 (2006): 35-50.
  • Hall, W., Doran, C., Degenhardt, L., Shepard, D.S.. "Illicit Opiate Abuse." Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd Edition ed. Ed. Jamison, D. , et al.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 907-932.
  • Kanyange, A R., Thrivikraman, J., Shepard, D.S. , Bail, R.N. , Kagubare, J.. "Managing Antiretroviral Treatment with a National Communication Network in Rwanda: Evaluative Framework and Impacts of TRACnet." Rwanda Medical Journal 65. 1 (2006): 10-14.
  • Shepard, D.S. , Calabro, J.A.B. , Love, C.T., McKay, J.R. , Tetreault, J., Yeom, H.S.. "Counselor Incentives to Improve Client Retention in an Outpatient Substance Abuse Aftercare Program." Administration and Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research 33. 6 (2006): 629-635.
  • Shepard, D.S. , Calabro, J.A.B. , Love, C.T., McKay, J.R. , Tetreault, J., Yeom, H.S.. "Counselor Incentives to Improve Client Retention in an Outpatient Substance Abuse Aftercare Program." Administration and Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research 33. 6 (2006): 629-635.
  • Thrivikraman, J. , Shepard, D.S. , Bail, R.N. , Kagubare, J. , Kanyange, A.R.. "Managing Antiviral Treatment with a National communications network in Rwanda: Costs, Enhancements, and Sustainability of TRACnet." Rwanda Medical Journal 65. 1 (2006): 15-22.
  • Daley, M., Shepard, D.S., Bury-Maynard, D.. "Changes in Quality of Life for Pregnant Women in Substance User Treatment: Developing a Quality of Life Index for the Addictions.." Substance Use & Misuse 40. 3 (2005): 375-94.
  • McKay, J.R. , Lynch, K.G. , Shepard, D.S. , Pettinati, H.M.. "The Effectiveness of Telephone-Based Continuing Care for Alcohol and Cocaine Dependence: 24-Month Outcomes.." Archives of General Psychiatry 62. 2 (2005): 199-207.
  • McKay, J.R., Lynch, K.G. , Shepard, D.S. , Morgenstern, J. , Forman, R.F. , Pettinati, H.M.. "Do Patient Characteristics and Initial Progress in Treatment Moderate the Effectiveness of Telephone-Based Continuing Care for Substance Use Disorders?." Addiction 100. 2 (2005): 216-226.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R. H. , Daley, M., Guest Editors,. "Managed Behavioral Health: A Report on the First Statewide Carve-Out: A Special Double Issue." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 32. 4 (2005): 311-476.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R.H., Daley, M., Hurley, C.. "Managed Behavioral Health: Lessons from Massachusetts." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 32. 4 (2005): 311-319.
  • Shepard, D.S., Strickler, G.K. , McAuliffe, W.E., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Rahman, M., Anderson, T.E.. "Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment of Adults in Massachusetts." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 32. 4 (2005): 403-426.
  • Shevitz, A.H., Wilson, I.B. , McDermott, A.Y., Spiegelman, D., Skinner, S.C., Antonsson, K., Layne, J.E., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Shepard, D.S., Gorbach, S.L.. "A Comparison of the Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness of 3 Intervention Strategies for AIDS Wasting." Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 38. 4 (2005): 399-406.
  • Daley, M., Love, C.T., Shepard, D.S., Peterson, C.B., White, K.T., Hall, F.. "Cost-Effectiveness of Connecticut's In-Prison Substance Abuse Treatment." Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 39. 3 (2004): 69-92.
  • 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.
  • Jacobs, E.A. , Shepard, D.S., Suaya, J.A., Stone, E.L.. "Overcoming Language Barriers in Health Care: Costs and Benefits of Interpreter Services.." American Journal of Public Health 94. 5 (2004): 866-869.
  • Janssen, I., Shepard, D.S., Katzmarzyk, P.T., Roubenoff, R.. "The Healthcare Costs of Sarcopenia in the United States." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 52. 1 (2004): 80-85.
  • Shepard, D.S., Reif, S.. "The Value of Vocational Rehabilitation in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Cost-Effectiveness Framework." Substance Use & Misuse 39. 13 &14 (2004): 2581-2609.
  • Shepard, D.S., Suaya, J.A., Halstead, S.B., Nathan, M.B., Gubler, D.J., Mahoney, R.T., Wang, D.N., Meltzer, M.I.. "Cost-Effectiveness of a Pediatric Dengue Vaccine." Vaccine 22. 9-10 (2004): 1275-1280.
  • McKay, J. R., Lynch, K.G., Pettinati, H.M., Shepard, D.S.. "An Examination of Potential Sex and Race Effects in a Study of Continuing Care for Alcohol- and Cocaine-Dependent Patients." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 27. 8 (2003): 1321-1323.
  • Shepard, D.S., Bail, R.N., Merritt, C.G.. "Cost-Effectiveness of USAID's Regional Program for Family Planning in West Africa." Studies in Family Planning 34. 2 (2003): 117-126.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Horgan, C.M.. The ADSS Cost Study: Costs of Substance Abuse Treatment in the Specialty Sector.. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies (Analytic Series: A-20), DHHS Publication No. SMA 03-3762. Rockville, MD: 2003.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R.H., Reif, S., Cavanaugh, D.A.. "Effect of a Managed Care Carve Out on Substance Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts: the Providers' Perspective." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 21. 1 (2003): 63-78.
  • Beinecke, R.H., Shepard, D.S., Leung, M., Sousa, D.. "Evaluation of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program: Year 8." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 30. 2 (2002): 141-157.
  • 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. , Lee, M.T., Reif, S. , Ritter, G. , Shepard, D.S.. Drug Abuse Treatment under Managed Care. Poster Presentation. Proc. of Abstracts, XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain,. 2002.
  • Magura, S., Horgan, C.M., Mertens, J.R., Shepard, D.S.. "Effects of Managed Care on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment." Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research 26. 3 (2002): 416-422.
  • Ritter, G., Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Reif, S., Horgan, C.M.. Are Incentive Payments Cost-Effective in Surveying a Hard-to-interview Population: the Experience in ADSS. Proc. of 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. 2002.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Horgan, C.M.. Determinants of Cost of Substance Abuse Treatment. Proc. of 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. 2002.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A.. Phase II Final Technical Report. Spending Estimates Reconciliation Project. Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 2002.
  • 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.
  • Shepard, D.S., Neighbors, C.J., Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Farrell, N., Niaura, R.S., Monduzzi Editore. Assessing Costs and Time of Counseling Services for HIV+ Patients.. Proc. of XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, Spain: International Proceedings Division, 2002.
  • Shepard, D.S., Shevitz, A., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Stone, N.. Cost-Effectiveness of Nutritional Counseling, Oxandrolone, and Strength Training for AIDS Wasting.. Proc. of Abstracts, XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, Spain: 2002.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Evidence-Based Public Health (Commentary): Integrated Medical and Substance Abuse Treatment Increases Abstinence Rates for People with Substance Abuse-Related Medical Condition." Evidence-Based Healthcare 6. 2 (2002): 51-52.
  • 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.
  • Daley, M., Argeriou, M., McCarty, D., Callahan, J.J., Jr., Shepard, D.S., Williams, C.N.. "The Impact of Substance Abuse Treatment Modality on Birth Weight and Health Care Expenditures." Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 33. 1 (2001): 57-66.
  • Hilton, M.E., Maisto, S.A., Conigliaro, J., McNeil, M., Kraemer, K., Kelley, M.E., Conigliaro, R., Samet, J.H., Larson, M.J., Savetsky, J., Winter, M., Sullivan, L.M., Saitz, R., Weisner, C., Mertens, J., Parthasarathy, S., Moore, C., Hunkler, E., Hu, . Improving Alcoholism Treatment Across the Spectrum of Services. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.
  • 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.
  • Shepard, D.S., McKay, J., Love, C., Strickler, G., Bury-Maynard, D.P., Yeom H.S., Constantine, R., Calabro, J.. Cost-Effectiveness of Aftercare in Drug Abuse Treatment. Proc. of In: Abstract Book, York, International Health Economics Association (iHEA). York, United Kingdom: University of York: 2001.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Public-Private Collaborations in Health Care: Lessons from India." International Journal for Quality in Health Care 13. 4 (2001): 277-278.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "The Employer's Perspective - Editorial." American Journal of Managed Care 7. 1 (2001): 85-86.
  • Daley, M., Argeriou, M., McCarty, D., Callahan, J.J., Jr., Shepard, D.S., Williams, C.N.. "The Costs of Crime and the Benefits of Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant Women." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 19. 4 (2000): 445-458.
  • 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.
  • McKay, J.R., Alterman, A.I., Cacciola, J.S., O'Brien, C.P., Koppenhaver, J.M., Shepard, D.S.. "Continuing Care for Cocaine Dependence: Comprehensive 2-year Outcomes." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 67. 3 (1999): 420-427.
  • Ramos-Gomez, F.J., Shepard, D.S.. "Cost-Effectiveness Model for Prevention of Early Childhood Caries." Journal of the California Dental Association 27. 7 (1999): 539-544.
  • Shepard, D.S., Anthony, Y.E., Lalta, S., Davis, K., McNaught, A.. "Health Reform in Jamaica: Progress in the Hospital Sector." Caribbean Health 8. 1 (1999): 12-13.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A., Bennett, R.B.. Cost of Substance Abuse Treatment: A National Probability Sample. Proc. of In: Abstracts. 16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Health Services Research,. Chicago, Il: 1999.
  • Shepard, D.S., Beaston-Blaakman, A.. The Substance Abuse Treatment System. What does treatment cost? Cost study methods in the Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS). Proc. of In: Abstracts, 127th Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association. Chicago, IL: 1999.
  • Shepard, D.S., Huiguang, T,. Cost-Effectiveness of Community-based Control of Non-Communicable Disease.. Proc. of In: Program, International Conference on Socio-Cultural and Policy Dimensions of Health Care,. Singapore: 1999.
  • Shepard, D.S., Larson, M.J., Hoffmann, N.G.. "Cost-Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Services: Implications for Public Policy." Psychiatric Clinics of North America 22. 2 (1999): 385-400.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Book Review: Review of Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 2. 2 (1999): 91-92.
  • Callahan, J.J., Jr., Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R.H., Larson, M.J., Cavanaugh, D.. "Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in Managed Care: the Massachusetts Medicaid Experience." Humane Managed Care. Ed. Schamess, G., Lightburn, A.. Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers Press, 1998. 134-144..
  • Kongsin, S., Cameron, C.S.M., Suebsaeng, L., Shepard, D.S.. "Levels and Determinants of Expenditure on HIV/AIDS in Thailand.." Confronting AIDS: Evidence from the Developing World. Ed. Ainsworth, M., Fransen, L, Over, M. Brussels: European Commission, 1998. Chapter 12F, 297-305.
  • Schulman, S., Brunton, S., Shepard, D.S., Jacobs, R.P., Gerstenblith, G., Wilson, M., Wagner, S.L.. "The Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) Study: Implications for Hypertension Management and the J-Shape Curve." American Journal of Managed Care 4. 12 (1998): S733-S740.
  • Shepard, D.S., Anthony, Y.E., McNaught, A., Davis, K.. Evaluation of Health Sector Initiatives Program. Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University. Kingston, Jamaica: 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.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Book Review: Managing Medicines: Public Policy and Therapeutic Drugs ( P Davis)." International Journal for Quality in Health Care 10. 2 (1998): 169.
  • Shepard, D.S.. Economic Analysis of Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana. Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University. Gaborone, Botswana: 1998.
  • Shepard, Donald, with M.Phillips, S. Lerman, R.A. Cash. Assessing Costs for Cost-effectiveness Analysis. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998.
  • Tibandebage, P. , Wangwe, S. , Mujinja, P. , Bail, R.N. , Shepard, D.S.. "Expenditures on HIV/AIDS in Tanzania." Confronting AIDS: Evidence from the Developing World. Ed. Ainsworth, M., Fransen, L., Over, M.. Brussels: European Commission, 1998. Chapter 12E, 289-296.
  • Zwick, W.R. , Larson, M. , Stout, R. , Zywiak, W., Shepard, D.S. , Feldman, J. , Rubin, A.. "Medical Utilization Based Opportunities for Early Case Identification of Alcohol Abuse/Dependence." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Supplement) 22. 3 (1998): 43A.
  • Barona, B.Z., Becerra V.H., Robertson, R.L., Shepard, D.S.. "Costos de un programa de atención primaria de salud basado en voluntarias." Colombia Medica 28. 2 (1997): 85-91.
  • Beinecke, R.H., Shepard, D.S., Goodman, M., Rivera, M.. "Assessment of the Massachusetts Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health Program: Year Three." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 24. 3 (1997): 205-220.
  • Beinecke, R.H., Shepard, D.S., Reif, S.. The Mich-Mass Massachusetts Medicaid Alcohol Provider Survey: Year One. Proc. of Abstracts, 125th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Indianapolis, IN: 1997.
  • Larson, M.J., Shepard, D.S., Zwick, W., Stout, R.L.. "Validity of Health Care Reporting Systems." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Supplement) 21. 3 (1997): 36A.
  • Robertson, R.L., Barona, B.Z., Becerra, V.H., Shepard, D.S., Becerra, J., Bongiovanni, A., Essayan, V.. "Un programa de atención primaria en salud basado en voluntarias en Cali: Metas vs. realidades." Colombia Médica 28. 4 (1997): 167-176.
  • Shepard, D.S. .. "The Cost of AIDS." World Health 50. 5 (1997): 20-21.
  • Shepard, D.S., Bury Maynard, D.. Empirically-Based Assignment of Clients to Alternative Substance Abuse Treatments: an Application of Multivariate Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Conference Abstract. Proc. of 124th Annual Meeting of the Association for Health Services Research. Chicago, IL: Association for Health Services Research, 1997.
  • Shepard, D.S., Larson, M.J., Legros, N., Stout, R.L.. "Health Costs of Alcohol Patients in a HMO." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Supplement) 21. 3 (1997): 36A.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Expenditures on AIDS in Developing Countries: Patterns and Implications - Editorial." AIDS Targeted Information 11. (1997): R103-R105.
  • Beinecke, R.H., Callahan, J.J., Jr., Shepard, D.S., Cavanaugh, D.A., Larson, M.J.. "The Massachusetts Mental Health Substance Abuse Managed Care Program: The Providers' View." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 23. 5 (1996): 379-391.
  • Cameron, C.S.M., Shepard, D.S., Mulwa, J.. "Caring for Persons with AIDS (PWA) in Botswana: Is Home-Based Care the Answer?." AIDS in the World. vol. 2 Ed. Mann, J., Tarantola, D.J.M.. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. 405-407.
  • Callahan, J.J. Jr, Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R.H., Larson, M.J., Cavanaugh, D.. " Mental health/substance abuse treatment in managed care: the Massachusetts Medicaid experience.." Health Affairs 14. 3 (1995): 173-184.
  • Shepard, D.S., Stason, W.B, Perry, H.M., Carmen, B.A., Nagurney J.T.. "Multivariate cost-effectiveness analysis: an application to optimizing ambulatory care for hypertension." Inquiry 32. 3 (1995): 320-331.
  • Shepard, D.S., Walsh, J.A., Kleinau, E., Stansfield, S., Bhalotra, S.. "Setting priorities for the Children's Vaccine Initiative: a cost-effectiveness approach.." Vaccine 13. 8 (1995): 707-714.
  • Callahan, J.J., Jr., Shepard, D.S., Beinecke, R.H., Larson M.J., Cavanaugh, D.. Evaluation of the Massachusetts Medicaid Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program. Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 1994.
  • Kouri, Y.H., Shepard, D.S., Borras, F., Sotomayor, J., Gellert, G.A.. "Improving the cost-effectiveness of AIDS health care in San Juan, Puerto Rico." Lancet 337.. June 8 (1991): 1397-99.
  • Shepard, D.S. Editor.. "Economic impact of malaria in Africa." Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 42 (3,Supplement I). (1991): 197-224.
  • Shepard, D.S., Vian, T., Kleinau, E.F.. Health insurance in Zaire. Policy Research and External Affairs Working Paper WPS 489.. The World Bank, Africa Technical Department. Washington, DC: 1990.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Cost of AIDS in a developing area: Indirect and direct cost of AIDS in Puerto Rico.." Economic Aspects of AIDS and HIV Infection. Ed. Schwefel, D., et al.. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990. 226-237.
  • Phillips, M., Shepard, D.S., Lerman, S., Cash, R.A.. Assessing costs for cost-effectiveness analysis. Geneva, Switzerland: Program for Control of Diarrheal Diseases, World Health Organization, 1988.
  • Shepard, D.S., Sanoh, L., Coffi, E.. "Cost-effectiveness of the Expanded Programme on Immunization in the Ivory Coast: a preliminary assessment." Social Science and Medicine 22. 3 (1986): 369-377.
  • Simberkoff, M.S., Cross, A.P., Al-Ibrahim, M., Baltch, A.L., Geiseler, P.J., Nadler, J., Richmond, A.S., Smith, R.P., Schiffman, G., Shepard, D.S., and VanEeckhout, J.P. .. "Efficacy of pneumococcal vaccine in high-risk patients." New England Journal of Medicine 315. (1986): 1318-1327.
  • Lerman, S.J., Shepard, D.S., Cash, R.A.. "Treatment of diarrhea in Indonesian children: what it costs and who pays for it." Lancet 2. (1985): 651-654.
  • Shepard, D.S., Pearlman, L.. "Healthy habits that pay off." Business and Health 2. 4 (1985): 37-41.
  • Shepard, D.S. and Zeckhauser, R.J.. "Survival versus consumption." Management Science 30. 4 (1984): 423-439.
  • Shepard, D.S., Karon, S.L.. The Market for Wheelchairs: Innovations and Federal Policy, (Health Technology Case Study 30), OTA-HCS-30. U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Washington, D.C.: 1984.
  • Shepard, D.S., Finison, L.J. .. "Blood pressure reductions: correcting for regression to the mean." Preventive Medicine 12. 2 (1983): 304-317.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Estimating the effect of hospital closure on area wide inpatient hospital costs: a preliminary model and application." Health Services Research 18. 4 (1983): 513-549.
  • Steinberg, E.S. , Shepard, D.S.. " Lead ? is it carcinogenic?." Public Health Reviews 11. (1983): 177-192.
  • Kaufman, S.L., Shepard, D.S.. "Costs of neonatal intensive care by day of stay." Inquiry 19. 2 (1982): 167-178.
  • Shepard, D.S. (Authorship not printed.) .. "Expanded Programme on Immunization: cost-effectiveness." Weekly Epidemiologic Record 57. 22 (1982): 170-173.
  • Shepard, D.S., Soule, D.N.. "Estimating hospital costs by diagnosis for population-based analysis." Journal of Community Health 7. 1 (1981): 2-20.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "Reliability of blood pressure measurements: implications for designing and evaluating programs to control hypertension." Journal of Chronic Diseases 34. 5 (1981): 191-209.
  • Pliskin, J.S., Shepard, D.S., Weinstein, M.C.. "Utility functions for life years and health status." Operations Research 28. 1 (1980): 206-224.
  • Shepard, D.S., Zeckhauser, R.J.. "Long term effects of interventions to improve survival in mixed populations." Journal of Chronic Diseases 33. 7 (1980): 413-433.
  • Weinstein, M.C., Shepard, D.S., Pliskin, J.S.. "The economic value of changing mortality probabilities: a decision-theoretic approach." Quarterly Journal of Economics 94. 2 (1980): 373-396.
  • Shepard, D.S., Thompson, M.S.. "First principles of cost-effectiveness analysis in health." Public Health Reports 94. 6 (1979): 535-543.
  • Shepard, D.S. , Neutra, R.. "A pitfall in sampling medical visits." American Journal of Public Health 67. 8 (1977): 743-750.
  • Shepard, D.S.. Prediction and Incentives in Health Care Policy. Diss. Harvard University, Ann Arbor: Xerox University Microfilms (#77-11744): John F. Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1977.
  • Shepard, D.S. , Ghanotakis, A.J.. Reports of the Massachusetts Funds Flow Project. National Technical Information Service. Springfield, VA: 1976.
  • Shepard, D.S. , Moseley, T.A.E.. "Mailed versus telephoned appointment reminders to reduce broken appointments in a hospital outpatient department." Medical Care 14. 3 (1976): 268-273.
  • Zeckhauser, R.J. , Shepard, D.S.. "Where now for saving lives?." Law and Contemporary Problems 40. 4 (1976): 5-45.
  • Kinyanjui, K., Shepard, D.S.. "Unemployment among secondary school leavers in Kenya." East Africa Journal 9. 8 (1972): 25-28.
  • Shepard, D.S.. "A load-shifting model for air pollution control in the electric power industry.." Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association 20. 11 (1970): 756-761.
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Profile

Donald S. Shepard, Ph.D., is Professor at the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis University. Director of the Institutes' group on cost and value, he is a health economist concerned with maintaining and improving health the United States and internationally. His major concentrations are cost and cost-effectiveness analysis in health, and health financing. Substantive areas concern cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, dengue, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals, and environmental measures to control disease. He has been a regular member of initial review groups rate grant applications for the National Institutes of Health in health services and HIV/AIDS.

 

Degrees

Harvard University
Ph.D.

Harvard University
M.P.P.

Harvard University
B.A.

Awards and Honors

  • Biographee in Who's Who in America, 57th edition (2003) through 67th edition (2013, in press) (2013)
  • Biographee in Who's Who in the World, 21st edition (2004) through 30th edition (2013, in press) (2013)
  • Chair, Initiative on Under-Reporting under International Dengue Vaccine to Vaccination (v2V) Committee (2012)
  • First author of lead paper of the month in Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2012)
  • Member of international Dengue Vaccine to Vaccination (v2V) Committee to examine vaccination uptake (from July 2010) (2012)
  • Guest editor, Dengue Matters, Special issue on burden of dengue (2011)
  • Study Section Member, Behavioral and Social Sciences in HIV/AIDS, National Institutes of Health, 2008 to present (2010)
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Co-author of “Paper of the Year” (2009)
  • Member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group, Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2008 - 2011). (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporations of Massachusetts, Inc. (2006)
  • Biographee in Who's Who in the East, 26th Edition (1996) and 27th Edition (1998). (1998)

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