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Chase Eck, Ph.D.


Health Economist, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Instructor, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Phone: TBD

Research Interests

  • Patient choice of providers, facilities, and treatments
  • Provider decision-making, learning, and quality
  • Short and long-run cost-effectiveness of medical interventions


  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Awards and Activities

  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2020
  • Research Grant, Eller Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare Research, 2020
  • Ed Zajac and Steve Manos Prizes for best graduate student economics paper, 2018 & 2019
  • Highest Order of Excellence, Northwestern University, 2014

Dr. Eck's Publications *

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