Ellen Green

Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Faculty Affiliate
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Ellen P. Green, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the College of Health Solutions and a faculty affiliate of the Department of Economics in the W.P. Carey School of Business. She is also a research affiliate at the Mayo Clinic.

Prof. Green has an active research agenda in health economics utilizing health care simulations and experimental economics to better our understanding of how clinical decision-making is influenced by changes to health care policy. She has a track record of leading interdisciplinary teams in the investigation of health care payment systems, behavioral biases in deceased-donor transplantation, and experimental design. She has received funding from the NIA, NIDDK, NIDA, and NSF.

Prof Green is the recipient of the 2011 Lee B. Lusted Award in behavioral economics presented by the Society of Medical Decision Making for her work on clinician incentives. She is also the recipient of the 2020 College of Health Solutions Research Award in acknowledgement of significant contributions to the college's mission through research.

She earned her Ph.D. from the Economics Department at Virginia Tech. She was an Alliance Fellow at the Mayo Clinic’s organ transplantation center.

Education

Ph.D. Economics, Virginia Tech 2011

Research Interests

Health Economics, Experimental Economics, and Behavioral Economics

Publications

Dutcher, Glenn, Ellen P. Green, and Bruce Kaplan. "Using Behavioral Economics to Increase Transplantation Through Commitments to Donate." Forthcoming at Transplantation.

Green, Ellen, Katherine S. Peterson, Kathy Markiewicz, Janet O'Brien, and Noel M. Arring. "Cautionary study on the effects of pay for performance on quality of care: a pilot randomised controlled trial using standardised patients." British Medical Journal Quality and Safety. 29 (2020) 664-761

“Gender Effects on Behavior in the Credence Goods Labor Market: An Experimental Study” joint with Anjali Agrawal, and Lisa Lavergne. Economic Letters (2019)

“Payment Scheme Self-Selection in the Credence Goods Market: An Experimental Study” joint with Hernán Bejarano, and Stephen Rassenti. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (2017) 

“Potential Impact of Risk and Loss Aversion on the Process of Accepting Kidneys for Transplantation” joint with Raymond L. Heilman, Kunam S. Reddy, Adyr Moss, and Bruce Kaplan (second author) Transplantation. (2017) 

“Experimental and Behavioral Economics of Healthcare” joint with James C. Cox and Heike Hennig-Schmidt. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (2016)

“Angels and Demons: Using Behavioral Types in a Real-Effort Moral Dilemma Experiment to Identify Expert Traits” joint with Hernán Bejarano and Stephen Rassenti Frontiers in Psychology. (2016) 

"Compensation and Production in Family Medicine by Practice Ownership." joint with Alison C. Essary, and David N. Gans. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology. (2016) (second author)

“Payment Systems in the Healthcare Industry: An Experimental Study of Physician Incentives.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (2014)

 “Lessons Learned from Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home.” joint with John Wendland, Colette Carver, Hughes Cortney, and Sun Ki Mun,International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications.(2012) (first author)

Research Activity

R21 NIDDK. “Using behavioral economics to reduce the discard rate of viable kidneys: Validating new methods to identify factors that influence the acceptance of deceased-donor kidneys.” PI. $449,864. 6/23/2021-6/2023.

NSF Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Planning Grant, “The Future of Workplace Wellness.” Co-PI with PI Pavan Turaga. $149,343. 8/5/2020-8/31/2021

R34 NIDA. “Consensus-based algorithms to address opioid misuse behaviors among individuals prescribed long-term opioid therapy: developing implementation strategies and pilot testing.” Co-I (Site PI) with PI Dr. Jessie Merlin from University of Pittsburgh. $727,990 7/1/2020-6/30/2022.

CHS JumpStart. “Uncovering Behavioral Biases in Accepting and Rejecting Deceased Kidneys: Using Behavioral Economics to Reduce the Discard Rate of Viable Kidneys” Co-PI. $17,902 5/2020-9/2021

R01. National Institute on Aging. “A Simulation Study of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.” PI.  $1,936,838. 9/1/2019-5/31/2024.

ISSR. “Using Behavioral Economics to Increase Comprehension and Knowledge of Risks and Benefits of Living Organ Donation.” PI. $8,000 3/8/2017

Mayo ASU Alliance for Health Care Fellows Summer Residency Program. PI $16,000. 3/24/2017

ISSR. “Using Behavioral Economics to Transform Health Care Policy: An Experimental Study of Payment Scheme Sorting.” PI.$6,000 3/8/2016

ASU Mayo Seed Grant. “Using Behavioral Economics to Transform US Health Care Delivery and Disease Management.” PI. $50,000. 7/31/2015

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
CHS 494 Special Topics
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
HCD 402 Health Economics
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 494 Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
HCD 201 Economics for Health Majors
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
CHS 494 Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PBH 201 Economics for Health Majors
CHS 394 Special Topics
HCD 402 Health Economics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PBH 402 Health Economics
HCD 402 Health Economics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PBH 402 Health Economics
HCD 402 Health Economics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PBH 201 Economics for Health Majors
HCD 402 Health Economics
PBH 402 Public Health Economics
HCD 494 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HCD 492 Honors Directed Study
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PBH 201 Economics for Health Majors
HCD 402 Health Economics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCD 402 Health Economics

Expertise Areas