Joanne Spetz, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Institute for Health Policy Studies|
|Address||3333 California Street|
San Francisco CA 94118
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||S.B.||1990||Economics|
|American Academy of Nursing||2011||Fellow|
|Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, AcademyHealth||2016||Mentorship Award|
Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies and in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Associate Director for Research at the Healthforce Center at UCSF and the Director of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center. Her fields of specialty are labor economics, public finance, and econometrics. She has led research on the health care workforce, organization of the hospital industry, impact of health information technology, effect of medical marijuana policy on youth substance use, and quality of patient care. Joanne's teaching is in the areas of quantitative research methods, health care financial management, and health economics.
Joanne was a member of the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing and a consultant to the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing. She frequently provides testimony and technical assistance to state and federal agencies and policymakers. Joanne received her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University after studying economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
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