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    Wendy Max, PhD

    SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
    DepartmentInstitute for Health Aging
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94118
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      TitleCo-Director, Institute for Health and Aging

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      UCSF2010Helen Nahm Research Award
      Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 2001 - 2006Honorary Visiting Professorship

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      Wendy Max, Ph.D. is Professor of Health Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She has been on the faculty at UCSF since 1987. Dr. Max holds a PhD in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her recent research has focused on modeling the economic impact of tobacco on healthcare expenditures. She has estimated national costs of smoking; costs to Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers; costs in California; and the impact on communities of color. She is currently developing models of the impact of secondhand exposure on healthcare expenditures in California and the US. Her other current projects include evaluating an integrated primary healthcare program in rural Malawi and looking at the economic impact of hurricane Katrina on the primary healthcare safety net in New Orleans. Dr. Max has also conducted studies related to the economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and injuries.

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      Implementation Science, Children/youth, Older adults, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Work primarily with secondary data, International (public health), Policy-making institute or agency, tobacco-related diseases (cancer, heart ds, resp illness), cancer (breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, prostate), Alzheimer's disease, Injuries, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Brief implementation science training courses, Implementation & dissemination science listservs

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      1. Johnson JK, Nápoles AM, Stewart AL, Max WB, Santoyo-Olsson J, Freyre R, Allison TA, Gregorich SE. Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial of the Community of Voices choir intervention to promote the health and well-being of diverse older adults. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15(1):1049.
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      2. Chambers C, Sung HY, Max W. Home Exposure to Secondhand Smoke among People Living in Multiunit Housing and Single Family Housing: a Study of California Adults, 2003-2012. J Urban Health. 2015 Apr; 92(2):279-90.
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      3. Chaloupka FJ, Warner KE, Acemoglu D, Gruber J, Laux F, Max W, Newhouse J, Schelling T, Sindelar J. An evaluation of the FDA's analysis of the costs and benefits of the graphic warning label regulation. Tob Control. 2015 Mar; 24(2):112-9.
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      4. Yao T, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Max W. The healthcare costs of secondhand smoke exposure in rural China. Tob Control. 2015 Oct; 24(e3):e221-6.
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      5. Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. Childhood secondhand smoke exposure and ADHD-attributable costs to the health and education system. J Sch Health. 2014 Oct; 84(10):683-6.
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      6. Barnett PG, Hamlett-Berry K, Sung HY, Max W. Health care expenditures attributable to smoking in military veterans. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 May; 17(5):586-91.
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      7. Ferket BS, van Kempen BJ, Hunink MG, Agarwal I, Kavousi M, Franco OH, Steyerberg EW, Max W, Fleischmann KE. Predictive value of updating Framingham risk scores with novel risk markers in the U.S. general population. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e88312.
        View in: PubMed PMC3928195
      8. Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. The cost of secondhand smoke exposure at home in California. Tob Control. 2015 Mar; 24(2):205-10.
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      9. Yao T, Huang J, Sung HY, Ong MK, Mao Z, Jiang Y, Fong GT, Max W. Who purchases cigarettes from cheaper sources in China? Findings from the ITC China Survey. Tob Control. 2014 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:i97-101.
        View in: PubMed PMC3931911
      10. Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among children exposed to secondhand smoke: a logistic regression analysis of secondary data. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Jun; 50(6):797-806.
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      11. Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. Deaths from secondhand smoke exposure in the United States: economic implications. Am J Public Health. 2012 Nov; 102(11):2173-80.
        View in: PubMed PMC3477960
      12. Prochaska JJ, Sung HY, Max W, Shi Y, Ong M. Validity study of the K6 scale as a measure of moderate mental distress based on mental health treatment need and utilization. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2012 Jun; 21(2):88-97.
        View in: PubMed PMC3370145
      13. Yao T, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Max W. Secondhand smoke exposure at home in rural China. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:109-15.
        View in: PubMed PMC3637665
      14. Max W, Sung HY, Lightwood J. The impact of changes in tobacco control funding on healthcare expenditures in California, 2012-2016. Tob Control. 2013 May; 22(e1):e10-5.
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      15. Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. Exposure to secondhand smoke at home and at work in California. Public Health Rep. 2012 Jan-Feb; 127(1):81-8.
        View in: PubMed PMC3234400
      16. Knowlton K, Rotkin-Ellman M, Geballe L, Max W, Solomon GM. Six climate change-related events in the United States accounted for about $14 billion in lost lives and health costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Nov; 30(11):2167-76.
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      17. Sung HY, Prochaska JJ, Ong MK, Shi Y, Max W. Cigarette smoking and serious psychological distress: a population-based study of California adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011 Dec; 13(12):1183-92.
        View in: PubMed PMC3223579
      18. Dicker RA, Lopez DS, Pepper MB, Crane I, Max W. Cost-driven injury prevention: creating an innovative plan to save lives with limited resources. J Trauma. 2011 Apr; 70(4):985-90.
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      19. John RM, Sung HY, Max WB, Ross H. Counting 15 million more poor in India, thanks to tobacco. Tob Control. 2011 Sep; 20(5):349-52.
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      20. Max W, Sung HY, Tucker LY, Stark B. The cost of smoking for California's Hispanic community. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011 Apr; 13(4):248-54.
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      21. Miller LS, Max W, Sung HY, Rice D, Zaretsky M. Evaluation of the economic impact of California's Tobacco Control Program: a dynamic model approach. Tob Control. 2010 Apr; 19 Suppl 1:i68-76.
        View in: PubMed PMC2976474
      22. Max W, Sung HY, Tucker LY, Stark B. The disproportionate cost of smoking for African Americans in California. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jan; 100(1):152-8.
        View in: PubMed PMC2791258
      23. Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. Who is exposed to secondhand smoke? Self-reported and serum cotinine measured exposure in the U.S., 1999-2006. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 May; 6(5):1633-48.
        View in: PubMed PMC2697933
      24. John RM, Sung HY, Max W. Economic cost of tobacco use in India, 2004. Tob Control. 2009 Apr; 18(2):138-43.
        View in: PubMed PMC2655042
      25. Max W, Sung HY, Stark B. The economic burden of breast cancer in California. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Jul; 116(1):201-7.
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      26. Max W, Tsoukalas T. Economics on trial: the use and abuse of economic methods in third party tobacco litigation. Tob Control. 2006 Dec; 15 Suppl 4:iv77-83.
        View in: PubMed PMC2563584
      27. Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Zhang X, Miller L. The economic burden of smoking in California. Tob Control. 2004 Sep; 13(3):264-7.
        View in: PubMed PMC1747911
      28. Froelicher ES, Sohn M, Max W, Bacchetti P. Women's Initiative for Nonsmoking-VII: evaluation of health service utilization and costs among women smokers with cardiovascular disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2004 Jul-Aug; 24(4):218-28.
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      29. Max W, Rice DP, Finkelstein E, Bardwell RA, Leadbetter S. The economic toll of intimate partner violence against women in the United States. Violence Vict. 2004 Jun; 19(3):259-72.
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      30. Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Michel M, Breuer W, Zhang X. The economic burden of gynecologic cancers in California, 1998. Gynecol Oncol. 2003 Feb; 88(2):96-103.
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      31. Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Michel M, Breuer W, Zhang X. The economic burden of prostate cancer, California, 1998. Cancer. 2002 Jun 1; 94(11):2906-13.
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      32. Max W, Sinnot P, Kao C, Sung HY, Rice DP. The burden of osteoporosis in California, 1998. Osteoporos Int. 2002; 13(6):493-500.
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      33. Rice DP, Fillit HM, Max W, Knopman DS, Lloyd JR, Duttagupta S. Prevalence, costs, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia: a managed care perspective. Am J Manag Care. 2001 Aug; 7(8):809-18.
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      34. Max W. The financial impact of smoking on health-related costs: a review of the literature. Am J Health Promot. 2001 May-Jun; 15(5):321-31.
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      35. Fox PJ, Kohatsu N, Max W, Arnsberger P. Estimating the costs of caring for people with Alzheimer disease in California: 2000-2040. J Public Health Policy. 2001; 22(1):88-97.
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      36. Zhang X, Miller L, Max W, Rice DP. Cost of smoking to the Medicare program, 1993. Health Care Financ Rev. 1999; 20(4):179-96.
        View in: PubMed PMC4194599
      37. Max W, Stark B, Root S. Putting a lid on injury costs: the economic impact of the California motorcycle helmet law. J Trauma. 1998 Sep; 45(3):550-6.
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      38. Miller LS, Zhang X, Rice DP, Max W. State estimates of total medical expenditures attributable to cigarette smoking, 1993. Public Health Rep. 1998 Sep-Oct; 113(5):447-58.
        View in: PubMed PMC1308416
      39. Miller LS, Zhang X, Novotny T, Rice DP, Max W. State estimates of Medicaid expenditures attributable to cigarette smoking, fiscal year 1993. Public Health Rep. 1998 Mar-Apr; 113(2):140-51.
        View in: PubMed PMC1308653
      40. Max W. The cost of Alzheimer's disease. Will drug treatment ease the burden? Pharmacoeconomics. 1996 Jan; 9(1):5-10.
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      41. Fox P, Gazzaniga J, Karter A, Max W. The economic costs of cardiovascular disease mortality in California, 1991: implications for public health policy. J Public Health Policy. 1996; 17(4):442-59.
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      42. Rice DP, Max W. The high cost of injuries in the United States. Am J Public Health. 1996 Jan; 86(1):14-5.
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      43. Max W, Webber P, Fox P. Alzheimer's disease. The unpaid burden of caring. J Aging Health. 1995 May; 7(2):179-99.
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      44. Rice DP, Fox PJ, Max W, Webber PA, Lindeman DA, Hauck WW, Segura E. The economic burden of Alzheimer's disease care. Health Aff (Millwood). 1993; 12(2):164-76.
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      45. Max W, Rice DP. Shooting in the dark: estimating the cost of firearm injuries. Health Aff (Millwood). 1993; 12(4):171-85.
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      46. Max W, Rice DP, MacKenzie EJ. The lifetime cost of injury. Inquiry. 1990; 27(4):332-43.
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