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Justin White, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Economics
Dr. Justin White is a health economist with joint appointments in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He studies how monetary and social incentives can be used to promote healthy behavior, informed by research from the field of behavioral economics. Much of his work focuses on chronic disease prevention, notably smoking cessation, in low- and middle-income countries.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford Prevention Research Center, 2013-2015
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Health Policy (Economics track), 2013
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Economics (concurrent), 2009
M.S.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Health Policy, 2007
B.A., Bucknell University, Chemistry, cum laude, 2002
White JS. "Incentives in workplace wellness programmes." The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Published online ahead of print.
White JS, Hamad R, Xinjun L, Basu S, Ohlsson H, Sundquist J, Sundquist K. "Long-term effects of neighbourhood deprivation on diabetes risk: Quasi-experimental evidence from a refugee dispersal policy in Sweden." The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 4(6): 517-524, 2016.
Modrek S, Basu S, Harding M, White JS, Bartick M, Rodriguez E, Rosenberg KD. "Does breastfeeding duration decrease child obesity? An instrumental variables analysis." Pediatric Obesity. Published online ahead of print.
White JS, Basu S. "Does the benefits schedule of cash assistance programs affect the purchase of temptation goods? Evidence from Peru." Journal of Health Economics 46: 70-89, 2016.
Dow WH, White JS, Bertozzi S. “Incentivizing health care utilization and health outcomes.” Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy. Edited by R. Scheffler. London, UK: World Scientific Publishing, 2016.
Basu S, Hamad R, White JS, Modrek S, Rehkopf DH, Cullen MR. "The EARN-Health Trial: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial to identify health effects of an incentivized financial savings program among low-income U.S. adults." BMJ Open 5(10): e009366, 2015.
White JS, Dow WH. “Intertemporal choices for health.” In Behavioral Economics and Public Health. Edited by C. Roberto and I. Kawachi. Boston, MA: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Li J, White JS, Hu T, Fong GT, Jiang Y. “The heterogeneous effects of cigarette prices on brand choice in China: Implications for tobacco control policy.” Tobacco Control, 24(Supp 3): iii25-iii32, 2015.
White JS, Ross H. “Smokers’ strategic responses to sin taxes: Evidence from panel data in Thailand.” Health Economics 24(2): 127-141, 2015.
White JS, Li J, Hu T, Fong GT, Jiang Y. “Effect of cigarette prices on brand-switching in China.” Tobacco Control 23(Supp 1): i54-i60, 2014.
White JS, Dow WH, Rungruanghiranya S. “Commitment contracts and team incentives: A randomized controlled trial for smoking cessation in Thailand.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 45(5): 533-542, 2013. (Lead article)
Speizer IS, White JS. “The unintended consequences of intended pregnancies: Youth, condom use, and HIV transmission in Mozambique.” AIDS Education and Prevention 20(6): 531-546, 2008.
Barden-O’Fallon J, SpeizerIS, WhiteJS.“Association between contraceptive discontinuation and pregnancy intentions in Guatemala.” Pan-American Journal of Public Health 23(6): 410-417, 2008.
White JS, Speizer IS. “Can family planning outreach bridge the urban-rural divide in Zambia?” BMC Health Services Research 7(143): 1-9, 2007.
Mays G, Claxton G, White J. “Managed care rebound? Recent changes in health plans’ cost containment strategies.” Health Affairs 24(W4): 427-436, 2004.
Hurley R, Strunk B, White JS. “The puzzling popularity of the PPO.” Health Affairs 23(2): 56-68, 2004.