Rebecca Myerson

Credentials: MPH, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences


Phone: (608) 263-2082

Office 701 WARF
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726-2397

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Rebecca Myerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research aims to quantify how public policies can improve outcomes for vulnerable patients, including impacts on insurance coverage and incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic conditions. Specific projects have analyzed the impacts of trans fat bans, health insurance expansions, supplemental income programs, and policies targeted for patients with low health insurance literacy or low English proficiency. Myerson holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago with a concentration in applied econometrics, as well as a master in public health from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard. Prior to coming to Wisconsin, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. Myerson’s policy research has been honored with the 2018 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research, funded by a Fulbright scholarship and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, and the Congressional Budget Office.

Research Interests
Health Services Research
Health Policy Evaluation
Health Economics

Research Publications

Curriculum Vitae