Richard Hirth, PhD, MA
Richard Hirth is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project to evaluate the impact of value-based insurance design (V-BID) and an added health enhancement program (HEP) for Connecticut state employees and retirees. The impact will be measured by the various clinical process measures that are the focus of the program (e.g., preventive care use, medication compliance).
Dr. Hirth is currently a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, the Associate Director of the Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, and the Research Center for the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. His research interests include the role of non-for profit providers in health care markets, health insurance, the relationship between managed care and the adoption and utilization of medical technologies, long-term care, and the economics of end stage renal disease care.
Dr. Hirth recieved his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania.