Patrick Richard

PhD; MA (Division Director)

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Director, Health Services Administration
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Economic outcomes of military patients with traumatic brain injury and associated burden on patients and caregivers; prescription opioid and associated long term outcomes in the military.
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Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY B.B.A 1992 Finance and Economics
American University, Washington, DC M.A. 2000 Microeconomic Theory/Development Economics
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Ph.D. 2007 Health Economics
University of California, Berkeley, CA Post-Doctorate 2008 Health Economics


Dr. Richard is a senior health economist and health services researcher who has directed several research projects and has published in a broad range of journals and disciplines including health economics, health services research, health policy, and bio-medical. He has over 17+ years of experience in health economics, health services, and health policy research. More specifically, he specializes in health econometrics (linear and non-linear models of health care utilization, expenditures and count data) and has extensive experience with administrative claims and household data. He is currently working on the following research projects:
● Financial and Psycho-social Burdens of Cancer Treatment and Survivorship on Patients and Their Caregivers in A Military Health System with Equal Access to Care.
● The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease on Military Servicemembers’ Quality of Life and Caregivers’ Burden, funded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
● Understanding Provider Influence on Initiating Opioid Prescriptions, funded by the USU Health Services Research Program (HSRP).
● The Economic Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Military.
● Relationship between Military Deployment and Labor Market Outcomes Following Military Service.
● Combining Health Services Research with Medical Education to Improve Medical Readiness in the Military Health System (MHS).