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Jody Sindelar

ISPS 
Faculty Fellow

Jody Sindelar

Title 
Professor of Epidemiology/Public Health and Economics
Yale University

Dr. Sindelar is a professor of public health and a health economist at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management within YSPH. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the National Bureau Economic Research, is a Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) an Associated Faculty at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale, and has been the President of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon). She was a Bing Visiting faculty at Rand Corporation in Santa Monica and DC. She has published over 100 papers, served on editorial and other boards, and has presented her research internationally. Dr. Sindelar is an expert on the economics of substance abuse including alcoholism, illicit drugs and smoking. Her studies include lost productivity, cost-effectiveness of treatments, social costs, and policy. She has published on the impacts of substance abuse on productivity, educational attainment, gender differences, and related policy issues in economics, policy, addiction, health and medical journals. Currently, Dr. Sindelar is working with the Medicaid program in the State of CT on a state-wide field study to test the impact of financial rewards to help smokers to quit. This project is funded by a $10 million grant from CMS to the State with a subcontract to Yale.

Curriculum Vitae

Discipline 
Interdisciplinary