Austin J Haag


Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Healthcare Economics
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PhD (Health Economics), 2017, University of Texas School of Public Health – Houston, TX

MEd (Curriculum & Instruction), 2018, Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

MA (Economics), 2009, University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK

MHA (Healthcare Administration), 2007, University of Houston – Houston, TX

BS (Health Sciences), 2005, George Washington University – Washington, D.C.


LCDR Austin Haag is a healthcare economist by training and an Assistant Professor Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and has worked with large datasets, including SEER Medicare data. Additionally, he has focused his research on Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Market Analysis. Some of his current research topics include:
- Evaluating the Fiscal and Readiness Impacts of Consolidating Care of Complex Patients in the National Capitol Region (PI)
- Surgical Outcomes in Minority-Serving Hospitals among Tricare Beneficiaries (PI)
- Opioid Overprescribing After Ambulatory Procedures (PI)
- Cost Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Treatments for Advanced Gastric Cancer Patients (Co-PI)
- Health and Socio-economic Status in the Military and Civilian Populations (Co-PI)

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Assistant Professor – Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Jan17 – Present, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Chief Operations Officer – Homeless Veterans Department, Feb15 – Dec16, U.S. Veterans Initiative, Houston, TX

Director of Quality Management, Dec09 – Jan15, U.S. Navy Hospital Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Japan

Director (Officer) of Operations / Administration, Apr07 – Dec09, 3rd Dental Battalion, Okinawa, Japan