Michael T French

Professor
Department Chair, Health Management and Policy
Academic Director, Master of Health Administration Program

Phone:
(305) 284-2296
Locator Code:
2030

 
Career

Education

1986Ph.D. Economics, Boston College
1984 Economics, Boston College
1982B.A. Economics, James Madison University

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Economics | Quasi-experimental designs | Decision Analysis

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Economics | Quasi-experimental designs | Decision Analysis

Professional Experience

2021 - Department Chair, University of Miami, Department of Health Management & Policy
2015 - Professor, University of Miami, Department of Health Management & Policy
2020 - Academic Director, Master of Health Administration (MHA), University of Miami, Department of Health Management & Policy
2019 - 2019Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University, School of Business
2019 - 2019Alcoa Visiting Professor, University of Western Australia, Business School
2003 - 2019Professor, University of Miami, Department of Sociology
2003 - Director, Health Economics Research Group (HERG), University of Miami, Department of Sociology
2007 - Research Director, University of Miami, Programs in Health Management and Policy
2013 - Senior Fellow, Center for Health Management and Policy
2012 - 2012Visiting Professor, Emory University, Department of Economics
1995 - 2007Director, University of Miami, Health Administration and Policy Program
2002 - 2003Professor, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, College of Health Professionals, Dept. of Health Admin. and Policy
2000 - 2002Associate Professor, University of Miami, Dept. of Epi and Public Health, Department of Economics & Health Services Research Center
2000 - 2000Visiting Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, Department of Economics & Center for Health and Economics
1999 - 2000Associate Professor, University of Miami, Dept. of Epi and Public Health, Department of Economics & Health Services Research Center
1995 - 1998Research Associate Professor, University of Miami, Dept. of Epi and Public Health, Department of Economics & Health Services Research Center
1994 - 1995Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Graduate Public Policy Program
1991 - 1993Adjunct Assistant Professor , University of North Carolina, School of Public Health
1987 - 1992Visiting Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Economics
1984 - 1986Instructor, Boston College, Department of Economics

Honors & Acknowledgements

Excellence in Teaching Award. Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami., Master of Health Administration, Class of December 2019.
Excellence in Teaching Award. Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami., Master of Health Administration, Class of December 2018.
2016 Georgescu-Roegen Prize - “Tattoos and Labor Market Earnings: Is There a Link in the Ink?”
The Georgescu-Roegen Prize is awarded each year by the Southern Economic Association® to the author(s) of the best academic article published in the Southern Economic Journal®.

Conferences & Events

February 2021
French, M.T. “The Future of Education.” | Invited Statista Webinar,
November 2020
French, M.T. “Economic Costs and Benefits of Alternative Pandemic Response Strategies.” | Invited presentation at the School of Business, Wake Forest University, Winton-Salem, NC
July 2019
French, M.T., K. Mortensen, and A.R. Timming. “Unintended Consequences of the #MeToo Movement: Are Male Managers Now Less Likely to Mentor Female Employees?” | Presented at the International Health Economics Association conference, Basel, Switzerland
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Memberships

American Economic Association
International Health Economics Association
American Society of Health Economists
Academy Health
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Southern Economic Association
Western Economic Association
Research

Google Scholar

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Editor, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 2015- present

Editorial Board, Evaluation and Program Planning, 2011- present 

Editorial BoardHealth Services Research, 2009- present 

Editorial BoardJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2001- present 

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Health economics; health policy; alternative health care delivery systems; human resource economics; transportation policies; workplace discrimination; and behavioral health evaluations

Publications

Dean, E.C.B, M.T. French, and K. Mortensen. "Food Insecurity, Health Care Utilization, and Health Care Expenditures." Health Services Research. 55(Suppl. 2):883–893. (2020).


French, M.T., K. Mortensen, and A.R. Timming. “Psychological Distress and Coronavirus Fears During the Initial Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States.” Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 23:93-100. (2020).


Hill, T.D., A.P. Davis, J.M. Roos, and M.T. French. “Limitations of Fixed-Effects Models for Panel Data.” Sociological Perspectives. 63(3):357-369. (2020).


Marcozzi, D.E., R. Pietrobon, J.V. Lawler, M.T. French, C. Mecher, J. Peffer, N.E. Baehr, and B.J. Browne. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 20:60–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10742-020-00208-6. (2020). [Link]


French, M.T., and A.R. Timming. “Hormone Therapy and Discrimination in the Labor Market: Emerging Experimental Evidence on the Economics of Endocrinology.” Endocrine Research. 45(4):254-257. (2020).


Beulaygue, I., M.T. French, and P.K. Robins. “Early Initiation of Marijuana Use, Human Capital Formation, and Earnings of Young Adults.” Journal of Children and Poverty. 26(1):40-63. (2020).


Timming, A.R., M.T. French, and D. Fan. “Exploring the Fluid Boundary Between ‘Legitimate Performance Management’ and ‘Downward Bullying’: An Experimental Approach.” Industrial Relations Journal. 50(4):348-361. (2019).


Mortensen, K., M.T. French, and A.R. Timming. “Are Tattoos Associated with Negative Health-Related Outcomes and Risky Behaviors?” International Journal of Dermatology. 58(7):816-824. (2019).


French, M.T., K. Mortensen, and A.R. Timming. “Are Tattoos Associated with Employment and Wage Discrimination?: Analyzing the Relationships Between Body Art and Labor Market Outcomes.” Human Relations. 72(5):962–987. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0018726718782597. (2019). [Link]


Lubarsky, D.A., M.T. French, H.S Gitlow, L.F. Rosen, and S.G. Ullmann. "Why Money Alone Can’t (Always) ‘Nudge’ Physicians: The Roleof Behavioral Economics in the Design of Physician Incentives.” Anesthesiology. 130:154-170. (2019).


French, M.T., and G. Gumus. “Watch for Motorcycles! The Effects of Texting and Handheld Bans on Motorcyclist Fatalities.” Social Science and Medicine. 216:81-87. (2018).


Mortensen K., M.T. French, M. Alcala, and T. Hu. “Self-reported Health Status Differs for Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Respondents Compared to Nationally Representative Surveys." Medical Care. 56(3):211-15. (2018).


Horn, B.P., X. Li, S. Mamun, B. McCrady, P. Guerrin, and M.T. French. “The Economic Costs of Jail-Based Methadone Maintenance Treatment.” The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 44(6):611-618. https://doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1491048. (2018). [Link]


McCollister, K., X. Yang, B. Sayed, M.T. French, J.A. Leff, and B.R. Schackman "Monetary Conversion Factors for Economic Evaluations of Substance Use Disorders" Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 25-3481(October) (2017).


Mundt, M.P., O. Antonaccio, M.T. French, and L.I. Zakletskaia "The Role of Adolescent Friendship Group Integration and Cohesion in Weapon-Related Violent Crime as a Young Adult" Journal of Youth and Adolescence 1643-166046(8) (2017).


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In the Media

Valuing a Human Life in the Age of COVID-19

Dom Giordano Program on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT

April 17, 2020




Distracted driving laws saving bikers

Rockdale Citizen & Newton Citizen

December 05, 2018









Cell Phone Laws Are Saving Riders' Lives

Adventure Rider

December 07, 2018






Why millennials are uncovering tattoos at work.

The Financial Times

August 12, 2018



New research on tattoos in the workplace.

Live radio interview on the Paul Ross show, talkRADIO in the UK

August 13, 2018



New research on tattoos in the workplace.

Live radio interview on the Doug McIntyre Morning Show on KABC talk radio in LA

August 14, 2018

New research on tattoos in the workplace.

Live radio interview on “It Takes 2 with Amy & JJ” KFGO: The Mighty 790 in Fargo, ND

August 14, 2018








Marijuana and Weight Loss

Television interview with NBC6 Miami

October 31, 2016


Why Strengthening Affordable Care Act Could Cut Disparities

Health Payer Intelligence

September 29, 2016

Cannabis Has Been Linked to Weight Loss

Culture Magazine

September 21, 2016



Pot Smokers Actually Have Lower BMI’s

Cosmopolitan

September 20, 2016