Angela M. Evans, Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, recently announced the selection of Associate Professor Varun Rai as Associate Dean for Research.
- Ph.D. in Public Policy, Harvard University, 2000
- M.S. in Operations Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
- M.S. in Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
- B.S. in Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987
- Research and Empirical Methods
- Social Policy
Todd Olmstead is an associate professor of public affairs and the James M. and Claudia U. Richter Fellow in Global Health Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his appointment in 2013, he was an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, where he was the recipient of the 2011 Teaching Award. Olmstead is the health economist on several large grants funded by the National Institutes of Health in the area of behavioral health. Current research projects include estimating the cost-effectiveness of (a) integrating substance abuse treatment services directly into hospital inpatient units, and (b) providing mental health services to low-income pregnant and parenting women living in public housing systems. Other projects include estimating the impact of (a) community health paramedic programs on the use of health care services, and (b) integrated practice units on the cost and quality of care. In addition to his work in health care, Olmstead has published in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, highway safety and administrative rulemaking.
- See One, Do One, Order One: A Study Protocol for Testing Three Strategies for Implementing Motivational Interviewing on Medical Inpatient Units
- Improving Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Integration with Local Healthcare Networks
- The price elasticity of demand for heroin: matched longitudinal and experimental evidence
- Health economics
- health services research
- Healthcare Policy