Lenisa Chang

Lenisa Vangjel Chang

Associate Professor

Professional Summary

Lenisa Chang is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. She has earned MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Michigan State University. Prof. Chang’s research interests lie in the intersection of health economics and public policy especially as they apply to maternal and child health, preventive health care, and the Medicaid program. Her work has been published in journals such as Health Economics, Health Affairs, Health Services Research and Pediatrics among others. Her research has been supported with grants by PCORI and other organizations. She is currently on the editorial review board of Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.

Education

Ph D, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, 2010 (Economics)

MA, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, 2005 (Economics)

BA, American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2004 (Economics)

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2010 -05-15-2011 Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University,

Research and Practice Interests

Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.

Research Support

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Magazine, Michael; Qin, Yichen; Steen, Dylan; Couch, Sarah 07-15-2017 -01-14-2019 UC Office of Research - Strategic and Collaborative Grant Supermarket and web-based Interventions Targeting Nutrition for CVD Risk reduction 100000 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Magazine, Michael; Qin, Yichen; Steen, Dylan; Couch, Sarah 12-19-2016 -01-05-2018 UC College of Medicine - Junior Faculty Project Evaluation and Integration of Supermarket-based Nutrition Counseling and Point-of-Purchase Dietary Teaching Model Within an Academic Healthcare System 30000 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Magazine, Michael; Qin, Yichen; Steen, Dylan; Couch, Sarah; Eckman, Mark; Saelens, Brian; Wang, Xinhao 12-02-2016 -12-31-2017 UCHealth - Care Innovation Delivery Competition Evaluation and Integration of Supermarket-based Nutrition Counseling and Point-of-Purchase Dietary Teaching Model Within an Academic Healthcare System 30000 Funded Type:Grant Level:Local

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Magazine, Michael; Qin, Yichen 03-01-2017 -07-31-2017 Donaghue Foundation Supermarket and web-based Interventions Targeting Nutrition for CVD Risk reduction 600000 Currently Under Review Type:Grant Level:Private

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa 01-15-2017 -06-01-2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building a Culture for Asthma Prevention and Obesity Reduction in Green-Renovated Community in Cincinnati Not Funded Type:Grant Level:Private

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Shah, Samir; 03-2013 -04-2017 Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home 2089552 Funded Type:Grant Level:Federal

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa 05-2016 -08-2016 Carl H. Lindner College of Business Carl H. Lindner Summer Research Grant 10000 Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa -01-2016 Faculty Development Council “Workshop on Health Economics” 6250 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa 05-2015 -08-2015 Carl H. Lindner College of Business Carl H. Lindner Summer Research Grant 10000 Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa 11-2014 -07-2015 UC and Cincinnati Health Collaborative “The Role of Public Reporting of Primary Care Quality Data and Provider Identified Key Drivers in Chronic Disease Patient Centered Outcomes” 48605 Funded Type:Grant Level:Local

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Epstein, Jeffrey 09-2014 -03-2015 National Institute of Health Improving ADHD teen driving by targeting visual inattention to the roadway 3159828 Not Funded Type:Grant Level:Federal

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Eckman, Mark -01-2015 Faculty Development Council "Workshop in Healthcare Reform Analysis" 6250 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa 05-2014 -09-2014 Shriners Hospital “Pre-Instruction Assessment of Learning (PAL) Capacity during Site of Care Transition”, Not Funded Type:Grant Level:Local

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa; Elder, Nancy; Hirsh, Judy 08-08-2013 -03-01-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Make The Right Call Campaign Evaluation 50000 Funded Type:Grant Level:Private

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa -12-2013 TAFT Research Center "Does Seeing the Doctor More often keep You Out of the Hospital?" 1400 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa -05-2012 TAFT Research Center "Expanding Coverage to Uninsured Childless Adults: Effect on the Use of Health Care?" 1400 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Investigators:Chang, Lenisa -05-2012 TAFT Research Center "How Did The Great Recession Affect Health and Related Activities of Americans?" 1400 Funded Type:Grant Level:The University of Cincinnati

Publications

Published Abstracts

Chang, Lenisa Insurance Mandates and Disparities in Childhood Immunization Rates .[Abstract]

Chang, Lenisa;Brasington, David Local Public Spending and Health Outcomes .[Abstract]

Chang, Lenisa;Winters, John New Evidence in Trends of Hours Worked by US Physicians .[Abstract]

Chang, Lenisa;Barbara Tobias;Nancy Elder Public Reporting and Pay for Performance: Physician Motivators or Distractors for Quality Improvement? .[Abstract]

Moscoso Boedo, Hernan;Chang, Lenisa;Indihar, Maria Technological Change and Investments in Human Capital – The Case of Cystic Fibrosis .[Abstract]

Chang, Lenisa;Andrew Filak;Thomas Jeitschko The Role of Incentives in the Take Up of Flu Shots by Medical Workers .[Abstract]

Chang, Lenisa;Dara Lee Luca The Spillover Effects of Immunizations .[Abstract]

Chang, Lenisa;Kelton, Chris;David Kreling Therapeutic Substitution After Generic Entry in State Medicaid Programs .[Abstract]

Other Publications

Chang, Lenisa; Shah, Anita; Hoefgren, Erik; Auger, Katherine; Weng, Huibin; Simmons, Jeffrey; Shah, Samir; Beck, Andrew (09-2018. ) Lost Earnings and Nonmedical Expenses of Pediatric Hospitalizations .142 (3 ) , Pediatrics

Chang, Lenisa (2018. ) Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy .27 (7 ) , Health Economics

Sheriff, Samar; Zawahrah, Hassan J.; Chang, Lenisa; Beyatli, Sonay; Elhadi Babiker, Haithem M; Roach, Ashton L; Biskup, Nataliya; van Aalst, John A (05-2018. ) What is the Cost of Free Cleft Surgery in the Middle East? .42 (5 ) , World Journal of Surgery

Elder, Nancy; Chang, Lenisa; Tobias, Barbara; Regan, Saundra; McDonald, Susan; Pallerla, Harini; Rebecca, Wang Primary Care Physicians’ Perceptions of Public Reporting and Pay for Performance in Primary Care Quality Improvement . Annals of Family Medicine

Thompson, Jeffrey A.; Chang, Lenisa; Kelton, Chris; Scott, Margaret; Heaton, Pamela C. An Evaluation of the Effects on Medicaid Beneficiaries of a Uniquely-Structured Prior Authorization Program for Atypical Antipsychotics . Health Services Research

Chang, Lenisa; Elder, Nancy C; Tubb, Matthew R; Hirsh, Judy Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to "MakeTheRightCall" About Primary Care and Emergency Department Use . Health Policy and Technology

Chang, Lenisa (03-2016. ) The Effect of State Insurance Mandates on Infant Immunization Rates .25 (3 ) , Health Economics

Chang, Sanders S; Chang, Lenisa; Wang, Albert F (12-2014. ) A Dynamic Intraday Measure of the Probability of Informed Trading and Firm-Specific Return Variation .29 , Journal of Empirical Finance

Haider, Steven J; Chang, Lenisa; Gold, Jonathan G; Bolton, Tracie M; Olson, Beth H (12-2014. ) An Evaluation of the Effects of a Breastfeeding Support Program on Health Outcomes .49 (6 ) , Health Services Research

Kelton, Chris; Chang, Lenisa; Guo, Jeff; Yu, Yan; Berry, Edmund; Bian, Boyang; Heaton, Pamela (2014. ) Firm- and Drug-Specific Patterns of Generic Drug Payments by US Medicaid Programs: 1991–2008 .12 (2 ) , Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

Kelton, Chris; Chang, Lenisa; Kreling, David H (2013. ) State Medicaid Programs Missed $220 Million in Uncaptured Savings as Generic Fluoxetine came to Market, 2001-05 .32 (7 ) , Health Affairs

Olson, Beth H; Haider, Steven J; Chang, Lenisa; Bolton, Tracie; Gold, Jonathan (2010. ) A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of a Breastfeeding Support Program for Low Income Women in Michigan .14 (1 ) , Maternal and Child Health Journal

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Chang, Lenisa (03-24-2017. ) “Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy” .UC Department of Geography, UC Department of Geography, Cincinnati, OH. Seminar. .

Chang, Lenisa (02-24-2017. ) “Information, Education and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the MMR Vaccine Autism Controversy” .Cleveland Fed/University of Kentucky Health Economics Workshop, Cleveland Fed/University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Level:Regional

Chang, Lenisa (10-26-2016. ) "Health Economics and Recent Trends in the Health Sector" .Environmental Health, UC COM, Environmental Health, UC COM, Cincinnati, OH. Seminar. .

Chang, Lenisa (11-06-2015. ) “The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?” .Health Economics Seminar, Ohio State University - Department of Human Science, Columbus, OH. Seminar. .

Chang, Lenisa (04-18-2014. ) "Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to ‘MakeTheRightCall’ About Primary Care and Emergency Department Use” .Cincinnati Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Care, Cincinnati Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Care, Cincinnati, OH. Workshop. .

Chang, Lenisa (04-03-2014. ) "Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to ‘MakeTheRightCall’ About Primary Care and Emergency Department Use” .Kunz Center for Social Research - Health Research Group Workshop, Kunz Center for Social Research - Health Research Group, Cincinnati, OH. Workshop. .

Chang, Lenisa (04-04-2013. ) Discussant .Midwest Health Economics Conference, Midwest Health Economics Conference - University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Conference. . Level:Regional

Chang, Lenisa (11-16-2012. ) Introduction to Health Economics .CCTST Grand Rounds, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, College of Medicine, UC. Panel. . Level:Local

Chang, Lenisa (11-16-2012. ) "An Introduction to Health Economics and the Challenges of the US Health System" .Clinical and Translational Science and Training Grand Rounds, UC Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, Columbus, OH. Seminar. . Level:Local

Chang, Lenisa (11-08-2012. ) "The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?”" .Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore, MD. Conference. . Level:International

Chang, Lenisa (09-21-2012. ) “The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?” .Health Economics Seminar, IUPUI - Department of Economics, Indianapolis. Seminar. .

Chang, Lenisa (05-01-2012. ) Discussant .Midwest Health Economics Conference, Midwest Health Economics Conference - IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN. Conference. . Level:Regional

Honors and Awards

05-2018 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2018

12-2017 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2017

05-2017 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2017

05-2016 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2016

04-2016 Health Research Rising Star Level:University Type:Scholarship/Research

04-14-2016 Summer Research Grant $10,000 summer research support. Level:College Type:Scholarship/Research

05-13-2015 Summer Research Grant $10,000 summer research support. Level:College Type:Scholarship/Research

12-19-2014 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2014

06-05-2014 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2014

01-03-2014 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2013 Level:College Type:Teaching

09-18-2013 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Spring 2013 Level:College Type:Teaching

02-02-2013 Dean"s List of Teaching Excellence Fall 2012 Level:College Type:Teaching

Student Advising

Sheriff, Samar Supervised Research

Randolph, Hannah Directed Individual/Independent Study Status:Completed 05-2016

Larios, Stephanie Directed Individual/Independent Study 05-2014

Gabeaux, Erica Supervised Research Status:Completed 05-2014

Larios, Stephanie Supervised Research 12-2013

Service

Urban Health Steering Committee Committee Member Type:University Level:University 04-2018

Hiring Committee - Health Services Researcher for the MPH program at the College of Medicine (Evaluated applications from more than 30 applicants, interviewed by phone more than 10, attended seminars and met with 3 candidates. ) Committee Member Type:University Level:University 01-20-2016

UC Global Health Task Force Task Force Member Type:University Level:University 09-27-2013

Business and Data Analytics Librarian Focus Group Attendee, Meeting Type:University Level:University 06-28-2017 -06-28-2017

Undergraduate Program Committee Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2016

Seminar Speaker Committe Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2014 -05-2017

Executive Committee Member Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-15-2012 -2015

Kautz-Uible Fund Committee Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-15-2013 -01-2015

Masters Program Committee Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2013 -05-2014

Macroeconomics Hiring Committee Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 11-2013 -01-2014

Graduate Affairs Committee Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2011 -05-2013

LCB Faculty Development Committee (Decide every semester on how to allocate faculty development funds within the college. ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-2015

MBA Projects External Reader (Graded 3 projects in 2 semesters ) Reader MBA Course Type:University/College Service Level:University 11-2015 -04-2016

LCB Student Review Committee for Grade Grievances and Academic Misconduct (Participate in hearings of the committee and decide on grade changes and issues of academic conduct. ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-2012 -08-2014

Inquiry Editorial Review Board Member Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 04-2017

American Society of Health Economists Conference (Discussed 2 papers at the American Society of Health Economists conference. ) Discussant Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 06-2018 -06-2018

Economics and Human Biology Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 06-2018 -06-2018

American Society of Health Economists (Member of the ASHEcon Conference scientific committee. Reviewed abstracts and sessions for presentation at the 2018 ASHE conference in the Maternal and Child Health Section. ) Reviewer, Conference Paper Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 12-2017 -01-2018

Evaluation Review Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 12-2017 -12-2017

Economics Bulletin Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 04-2017 -06-2017

Health Economics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 06-2016 -12-2016

Midwest Economics Association Conference (Together with other faculty members from neighboring universities organized two sessions on topics in health economics with 4 papers each to be presented at the Midwest Economics Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Served as chair and discussant. ) Conference-Related Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 09-2016 -10-2016

Pediatrics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 06-2016 -06-2016

Rand Journal of Economics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 05-2016 -06-2016

Southern Economic Journal Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 05-2014 -09-2014

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 02-2014 -09-2014

Applied Economics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 10-2013 -11-2013

Midwest Economics Association Conference (Together with other faculty members from neighboring universities organized three sessions on topics in health economics with 4 papers each to be presented at the Midwest Economics Conference in Columbus, OH in March, 2013. ) Conference-Related Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 09-2013 -10-2013

Health Economics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 04-2013 -06-2013

Health Economics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 03-2013 -05-2013

Labour Economics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 12-2012 -03-2013

American Journal of Public Health Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 11-2012 -12-2012

Association for Public Policy and Management (Discussed two research papers in a plenary session. ) Conference-Related Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations -11-2012

Midwest Economics Association Conference (Together with other faculty members from neighboring universities organized three sessions on topics in health economics with 4 papers each to be presented at the Midwest Economics Conference in Columbus, OH in March, 2013. ) Organized three sessions for the 2013 Conference Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 09-2012 -10-2012

Eastern Economics Association Conference (Chaired one session at the annual conference. ) Session Chair Type:Prof. Org. Level:Service to Professional Associations 03-2012 -03-2012

Professional Affiliation

12-2016: Development Research Project - Randomized Control Trial Intervention in Partnership with Kroger and Little Clinic Evaluated partially with 84.51 Data UC with UCHealth/Kroger/84.51/The Little Clinic, Cincinnati, Ohio

2016: Recruitment COM Environmental Health,

01-2015: Development Consultant for a research project supported by a grant application to the Robert Wood Johnson foundation UC Department of Family and Community Medicine, The Health Collaborative of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2013: Development Consultant for a research project supported by a grant application to the Robert Wood Johnson foundation UC Department of Family and Community Medicine, The Health Collaborative of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

03-2013: Development Research project sponsored by a grant from PCORI Cincinnati Children"s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Eastern Economic Association,

Midwest Economic Association, Regional

09-2012: Association for Public Policy and Management, International

09-2011: American Economic Association,

12-2017 -02-2018: 2018 Conference Scientific Committee American Society of Health Economists, National

Courses Taught

INDEP STUDY

INTRO TO MICROECON

INTRO TO MICROECON

WOMEN AND ECONOMY

INTROTOMICROECON

HEALTH ECONOMICS

WOMEN AND ECONOMY

INTRO TO MICROECON

Health Economics

Women and the Economy

HEALTH ECONOMICS

INTRO TO MICROECON

HEALTH ECONOMICS

INDEP STUDY

WOMEN AND ECONOMY

Introduction to Microeconomics

Masters Special Topics

Women & the Economy

Health Economics

Economics of Work & Family

Introduction to Microeconomics

Economics of Health

Introduction to Microeconomics

Faculty Development Activities

2014 Cincinnati Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Research Attend some of the talks offered by the interdisciplinary center., Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Seminar

08-2011 Attend seminars organized from the Economics department, meet with speakers., Economics Department Type:Seminar

-06-12-2016 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Research Databases for Health Economics Research American Society of Health Economists Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Type:Workshop

05-2016 -05-2016 Midwest Health Economics Conference Bloomington, Indiana Type:Conference Attendance

04-07-2016 -04-08-2016 Jianqing Fan"s Workshops on Big Data Attended and participated in various talks, shared meals with Dr. Fan., Cincinnati, OH, United States Type:Workshop

03-04-2016 -03-04-2016 Marianne Bitler on Health Economics UC Faculty Development Council Cincinnati, OH, United States Type:Workshop

02-20-2014 -02-21-2014 Mark Pauly on the Affordable Care Act UC Faculty Development Council Cincinnati, OH, United States Type:Workshop

01-2014 -01-2014 American Economic Association Annual Conference American Economic Association Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type:Conference Attendance

07-21-2013 -07-22-2013 Health Economics Meetings National Bureau of Economic Research Cambridge, Massachussetts, United States Type:Workshop

01-2013 -01-2013 American Economic Association Annual Conference American Economic Association San Diego, California Type:Conference Attendance

10-11-2012 -10-12-2012 Empirical Microeconomics Two day intensive workshop with Ali Hortacsu of the University of Chicago., Faculty Development Council and Department of Economics Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop

07-01-2012 -07-20-2012 Spatial Econometrics Six day workshop with researchers and practitioners in the area of health research on tools and methods used in spatial analysis., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop

-06-12-2012 Economic Evaluation of Drugs, Devices and other Medical Interventions American Health Economics Association Minneapolis, Minnesota Type:Workshop

04-28-2012 -04-29-2012 Economic Models in Auditing Research: Insights and Implications Departments of Economics and Accounting Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop

02-17-2012 -02-17-2012 The Big Flip - Teaching Syllabus Center for Enhanced Teaching & Learning and COB Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop

01-2012 -01-2012 American Economic Association Annual Conference American Economic Association Chicago, Illinois Type:Conference Attendance

09-29-2011 -09-30-2011 Introduction to Bayesian Methods Two day intensive workshop., University Research Council, Departments of Economics, Marketing, Operations and Business Analytics Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop

09-2011 -09-2011 How to use the iPad to improve teaching UC Faculty Technology Resources Center Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop