Dr. Richard Frank

Richard G. Frank, PhD, is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics. His research is focused on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long term care financing policy, health care competition and implementation of health reform and disability policy. He served as the deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), directing the office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy from 2009-2011. From 2014-2016, he served as the DHHS assistant secretary for planning and evaluation. Dr. Frank served as an editor for the Journal of Health Economics for nine years. He was awarded the Carl A. Taube Award from the American Public Health Association and the John Eisenberg Mentorship Award from the National Research Service Awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He received the AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator Award in June 2018. He is co-author with Sherry Glied of the book Better but Not Well (Johns Hopkins Press). Dr. Frank received his BA in economics from Bard University and his PhD in economics from Boston University.