Susan Busch, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Research Interests

Health Care Economics and Organizations; Health Services Research; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation

Public Health Interests

Employee benefits; Health Care Quality; Health Care Financing; Health Care Management; Health Economics; Health insurance; Health Policy; Managed Care; Medicare/Medicaid; Mental Health; Substance abuse

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Extensive Research Description

  • Effects of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) on behavioral health care use and spending.
  • Demand for the chronic care model in behavioral health
  • Involuntary use of out-of-network health care
  • Financial incentives to quit smoking in Connecticut Medicaid
  • Transitions clinic network: linking high-risk Medicaid patients from prison to community
  • Implications of the Affordable Care Act for individuals with behavioral health disorders
  • FDA safety warnings and antidepressant use among youths
  • Brief interventions for alcohol and other drug problems in the Emergency Department

Selected Publications

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