Stephen Resch, MPH, PhD, is a Lecturer on Health Decision Science in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Deputy Director of the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Resch’s research focuses on advancing the use of decision analytic approaches in health policy making and health program management. He holds an MPH from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard University.


Constructs decision analytic models, explores costing methods, employs computer simulation to predict benefits, costs and social impacts of policy options.


Works closely with decision makers, global health organizations and government officials across a broad range of public health topics in a variety of settings.


Teaches a core course on economic evaluation in the decision science curriculum at the School of Public Health, advises and mentors students and trainees.

Stephen’s Non-Academic Interests

Cycling and Triathalon

Dr. Resch demonstrates a power and cadence unlike any other, aside from his arch rival, Waxman.


Stephen has a remarkable love for the wood and the working...he is always willing to show off his skills to those who are interested!

Ice Hockey

When everyone else is sleeping, Stephen can be found at the rink gliding to and fro with the speed of a far younger man.