Division of General Pediatrics
University of Michigan Medical School
Lisa Prosser, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) unit within the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (DACP) at the Harvard Medical School. Her major research interests include economic evaluations of childhood health interventions and methods for valuing changes in health, and her research on the economic impact of influenza vaccination has been used in setting national vaccine policy for children and for prioritizing subgroups in vaccine shortage years. Her current research focuses on policy-relevant topics concerning the cost-effectiveness of childhood interventions and improving economic methods for valuing child health. Cost-effectiveness projects in progress include evaluations of an expanded newborn screening program, influenza vaccination in settings outside the physician office, and a behavioral intervention for parents of overweight and obese preschoolers ("High Five for Kids"). Preference measurement projects include the valuation of temporary health states, such as those associated with false-positive test results, using online survey methods, including discrete choice experiments. Current research topics in this area include a cost-effectiveness analysis of the High Five intervention and research on economic barriers to obesity prevention and management. Dr. Prosser received her Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University. She also holds a M.S. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a M.S. from the Technology and Policy Program at MIT. Her undergraduate degree is in mathematics from Cornell University.