Michael T French

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-6039
Locator Code:
2030

 
Career

Education

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

Professional Experience

2003 - Professor, University of Miami, Department of Sociology, Department of Economics & Dept. of Public Health Sciences
2015 - Professor, University of Miami, Department of Health Management & Policy
2003 - Director, University of Miami Health Economics Department of Sociology Research Group (HERG), University of Miami, Department of Sociology
2007 - Research Director, Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy, University of Miami, School of Business Admin
2013 - Senior Fellow, Center for Health Sector Management and Policy
2012 - Visiting Professor, Emory University, Department of Economics
1995 - 2007Director, Health Administration and Policy Program, University of Miami, School of Business Admin
2002 - 2003Professor (tenure), Medical Univ. of South Carolina, College of Health Professionals, Dept. of Health Admin. and Pol
2000 - 2002Associate Professor (tenure), University of Miami, Dept. of Epi and Public Health, Department of Economics & Health Services Research Center
2000 - Visiting 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
2015 - Editor, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
2011 - Editorial Board, Evaluation and Program Planning
2009 - Editorial Board, Health Services Research
2001 - Editorial Board, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
2012 - 2015Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics

Honors & Acknowledgements

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

October 2017
French, M.T., and G. Gumus. “Watch for Motorcycles! The Effects of Texting and Handheld Bans on Motorcyclist Fatalities | Triangle Health Economics Workshop, Chapel Hill, NC
October 2017.
French, M.T., and G. Gumus. “Watch for Motorcycles! The Effects of Texting and Handheld Bans on Motorcyclist Fatalities.” | School of Communication Brown Bag Seminar Series, Coral Gables, FL
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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

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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, Human Resource Economics, Economics of Crime, Program Evaluation, Health Policy, Alternative Health Care Delivery Systems, Substance Abuse Research, Behavioral Health Care, Criminology, Education, Workplace Policies, Traffic Safety, Business Cycles, Law and Society, Risky Behaviors, and Econometrics

Publications

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



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