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Fernando A. Wilson, PhD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Academic Information

Departments: Population Health Sciences - Professor

Divisions: Health System Innovation and Research

Academic Office Information

Williams Building
Department of Population Health Sciences
295 Chipeta Way, Room: 1N463
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Research Interests

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Economics
  • Traffic Safety
  • Immigrant Health

Dr. Fernando Wilson is Director and Endowed Chair of the Matheson Center for Health Care Studies, Professor of Population Health Sciences in the Division of Health System Innovation and Research, and Professor of Economics in the College of Social & Behavioral Science. Dr. Wilson received a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the University of Utah in 2019, Dr. Wilson led the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Center for Health Policy and was an Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director and MHA Director with the UNMC College of Public Health.

Research Statement

My research emphasizes the use of large-scale empirical databases to address gaps in the scholarly literature on topics of high significance to health services and policy researchers. This research has spanned a number of topics, including immigrant health, traffic safety, telehealth services, and other areas in health services and policy. As a health economist, my research has also involved the application of economic evaluation methodologies such as cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility analyses to evaluate public health and clinical programs and interventions.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Chicago
Undergraduate University of Texas at Austin