Costs of Autism

About the Researcher

Michael Ganz is an experienced consultant, health services researcher, and educator.Dr. Ganzí skills and experience are in health economics, program evaluation, and the analysis and management of health-related survey data.Dr. Ganz was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health from 1998 to 2006, and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor who actively supervises doctoral students and still teaches there.Dr. Ganz has conducted publicly and privately funded research on health behavior decision-making as well as on the health care utilization and expenditures of special populations, including children with special health care need and has worked extensively with large representative national health surveys such as the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the National Health Interview Survey, as well as with health insurance claims.He has published on the epidemiology and utilization and expenditure patterns of a number of health conditions and special populations in leading journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Health Economics, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics.


Michael Ganz is also an experienced forensic health economics consultant and expert witness providing services to attorneys in cases requiring economic analyses of life care plans, life and worklife expectancies, lost income, and other supporting economic analyses including forecasting health care costs.


Dr. Ganz has a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences and an MS in Biostatistics, both from Columbia University in New York, and a BS in Economics from UCLA.Dr. Ganz maintains an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health where he has developed and continues to teach courses in the analysis of secondary data.Dr. Ganz is an active referee for a number of economic and clinical journals and is a member of a number of public health and health economics associations.

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