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Thomas M. Wickizer

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Professor (retired), Health Services

Chair and Professor, Health Services Management and Policy
Ohio State University


PhD   University of Michigan, 1989   (Health Services)
MA   University of Michigan, 1987   (Economics)
MPH   University of Michigan, 1979   (Health Services)
MSW   University of Washington, 1974   (Social Work)
BA   Northwestern University, 1969   (History)

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Dr. Wickizer's training focuses on health policy and health economics. In 1997, he was awarded the Rohm and Haas Distinguished Professorship in Public Health Sciences. His research interests include the effects of utilization management, managed care costs and outcomes, occupational health, and substance abuse treatment outcomes.

Managed care costs and outcomes; occupational health; quality improvement; expenditure growth; economic outcomes of substance abuse treatment

Dembe AE, Yao X, Wickizer TM, Shoben AB, Dong XS. A novel method for estimating the effects of job conditions on asthma and chronic lung disease. J Asthma. 2014 May 28:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24823324

Dembe AE, Yao X, Wickizer TM, Shoben AB, Dong XS. Using O*NET to estimate the association between work exposures and chronic diseases. Am J Ind Med. 2014 May 19. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22342. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24842122

Martin BI, Franklin GM, Deyo RA, Wickizer TM, Lurie JD, Mirza SK. How do coverage policies influence practice patterns, safety, and cost of initial lumbar fusion surgery? A population-based comparison of workers' compensation systems. Spine J. 2014 Jul 1;14(7):1237-46. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.018. Epub 2013 Nov 7.  PMID: 24210578    PMCID: PMC4013264
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Sears JM, Wickizer TM, Schulman BA. Improving vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers in Washington State. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jun;44:26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.12.006.  PMID: 24509051

Wickizer TM. State-level estimates of the economic costs of alcohol and drug abuse. J Health Care Finance. 2013 Spring;39(3):71-84.  PMID: 23614269

Occupational Health Services Training Grant (2000 - 2005)

Director, NIOSH-funded training program for doctoral and post-doctoral students and fellows pursuing training in occupational health services research.

Evaluation of Workplace Drug-Free Program (1999-2001)

Principal Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to evaluate drug-free workplace program administered by Washington State Departments of Social and Health Services and Labor and Industries.

Washington State Occupational Health Services Project (1999-2004)

Investigator, Occupational Health Services (OHS) project. The OHS is a major multi-year quality improvement project intended to improve health outcomes and satisfaction within the field of occupational health.