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Thomas M. Wickizer
Affiliate Professor

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.

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

Contact Information

email:   tomwick@u.washington.edu

Education

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)

Recent Publications



Sears JM, Wickizer TM, Schulman BA. Improving vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers in Washington State. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jan 3;44C:26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.12.006. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24509051


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


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


Wickizer TM, Mancuso D, Huber A. Evaluation of an innovative Medicaid health policy initiative to expand substance abuse treatment in Washington State. Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Oct;69(5):540-59. doi: 10.1177/1077558712447075. Epub 2012 May 22.  PMID: 22618867


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2012
Member, dissertation committee for Benjamin Keeney
Early predictors of re-injury, clinically significant weight gain, and lumbar spine surgery following occupational back injury: A prospective study of workers in Washington State

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Kimberly Miller
An evaluation of hematologic toxicity associated with weekly Docetaxel treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer

2011
Member, thesis committee for Nicole Yuan
Childhood trauma and alcohol disorders among sexual minority American Indians and Alaska natives

2010
Member, capstone for Allison Bishop
Factors Affecting Disease-Related School Closure Policies

2010
Member, thesis committee for Melissa Burke-Cain
Are the baseline impulse control composite scores of student-athletes with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) different from those of student-athletes who do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on the ImPACT test (Immedia

2010
Member, dissertation committee for Brook Martin
Variation in hospital and surgeon reoperation rates following lumbar spine surgery and the influence of spine practice volume

2010
Chair, capstone for Josiah Morse
Primary Care Survey of the Value and Effectiveness of the Washington State Opioid Dosing Guideline

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Sarah Veele-Brice
Intentional Injury in the Workplace: Identification and Prevention of Physical and Non-Physical Workplace Violence

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Eval of WA State Occupational Health Services Quality Improvements
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
PI:   Franklin           Dates:    7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015

Eval OHS Supplement
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
PI:   Franklin           Dates:    12/1/2011 - 11/30/2012

Progress Report: Evaluation of the Washington State Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Pain
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Franklin           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012

Eval of WA State Occupational Health Services Quality Improvements
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
PI:   Franklin           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013

Evaluation of the Washington State Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Pain
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Franklin           Dates:    9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

L&I Vocational Rehabilitation Pilot Program
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
PI:   Wickizer           Dates:    7/1/2008 - 6/30/2013

Projects

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.
depts.washington.edu/occtrain/
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.

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