Jeffrey S. Harman, PhD
PhD, MS, BA
Louis C. and Jane Gapenski Professor and PhD Program Director
HPNP, Room 4135
Dr. Harman, a health economist, joined the faculty in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. His research explores the utilization of health services, with an emphasis on mental health care. His main focus has been to identify patient, provider, and system characteristics that are associated with low treatment rates for specified mental health and general medical conditions. Through his research, Dr. Harman has become an expert on analysis of large secondary datasets, such as medical claims data, large national health surveys, and other administrative data. He has particular expertise in methodological techniques for analyzing large observational datasets. Specific elements of his research agenda involves documenting and understanding barriers to mental health services as well as the impact of health insurance on utilization of and expenditures for health services. In the past five years, Harman’s research examining these issues have been funded by such agencies as the National Institute of Mental Health, the Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, and private industry. Dr. Harman’s research has resulted in over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has been a grant reviewer for such organizations as the National Institutes for Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and serves as a reviewer for over 20 journals, having been designated an Exceptional Reviewer on multiple occasions.