Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Professor of Economics, and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Research Associate, NBER
Dr. Jody Sindelar is a professor of public health, health economist and public policy expert at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and the Department of Health Policy and Management within YSPH, as well as with the Yale Economics Department. In addition, she is a research associate at the National Bureau Economic Research (NBER), research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, faculty fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale. She has been a Bing visiting faculty at Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA and Washington, DC, and has been the President-elect, President, Past President & founding member of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).
Dr. Sindelar is an expert on the economics of substance abuse, including addictive substances of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs, as well as the economics of obesity. Her studies include lost productivity, cost-effectiveness of treatments, social costs, and policy. She has published over 115 papers and studies on the impacts of substance abuse on productivity, educational attainment, gender differences, and related policy issues in economics, policy, addiction, health and medical journals. She has served on numerous editorial, review, advisory and other boards and committees, and has presented her research at seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally. Sge has also been a visiting professor at several universities and institutes including Mexico City (CIDE) and Shanghai Jiatong University Medical School (January 2016-2019).
Dr. Sindelar has four decades of research experience in health economics, health and work, aging, and retirement, and she has mentored junior faculty in these fields. She has also been a principal investigator or collaborator on numerous past research projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Connecticut Department of Social Services, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Veteran’s Administration (VA), and Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) among others.