John Mullahy

Position title: Professor, Population Health Sciences


Phone: (608) 265-5410

787 WARF Building
610 Walnut Street

Department of Population Health Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae


I am a health economist and Professor of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with affiliate appointments in: the La Follette School of Public Affairs; the Department of Risk and Insurance in the Wisconsin School of Business; the Center for Demography and Ecology; the Institute for Research on Poverty; and the Center for Financial Security. I am also an Honorary Professor of Economics at NUI Galway in Ireland and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. I currently serve as Co-Editor of Health Economics.

My main interests and expertise are in the areas of: multi-morbidities of physical and mental health problems and empirical methods used to study them; understanding determinants of, disparities in, and measurement of health outcomes; evaluation of health interventions; economic aspects of health-related behaviors; and applications of econometric methods to health economics and health policy analysis. I engage in extensive disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and mentoring at the graduate and postdoctoral levels across campus. I am an active participant in CDE, serving as an Associate Director for Training and as a member of the Executive Committee.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Health and the Life Course

Selected Publications

Kindig, David, Nicholas Lardinois, Yukiko Asada, and John Mullahy. “Considering Mean and Inequality Health Outcomes Together: The Population Health Performance Index.” International Journal for Equity in Health 17 (2018): online. PubMed Central ID 5816551 NIHMS ID.

Mullahy, John. “Marginal Effects in Multivariate Probit Models.” Empirical Economics 52, no. 2 (2017): 447-61. PubMed Central ID in process.

Mullahy, John. “Estimation of Multivariate Probit Models Via Bivariate Probit.” Stata Journal 16, no. 1 (2016): 37-51. PubMed Central ID in process.

MMullahy, John. “Time and Health Status in Health Economics.” Health Economics 25, no. 11 (2016): 1351-54. PubMed Central ID 5433752.

Mullahy, John. “Multivariate Fractional Regression Estimation of Econometric Share Models “. Journal of Econometric Methods 4, no. 1 (2015): 71-100. NIHMS ID 978632.

Cheng, Erika, Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, John Mullahy, and Whitney Witt. “Cumulative Social Risk Exposure, Infant Birth Weight, and Cognitive Delay in Infancy.” Academic Pediatrics 14, no. 6 (2014): 581-88. PubMed Central ID 4254719.

Wisk, Lauren, Ronald Gangnon, David Vanness, Alison Galbraith, John Mullahy, and Whitney Witt. “Development of a Novel, Objective Measure of Health Care-Related Financial Burden for Us Families with Children.” Health Services Research 49, no. 6 (2014): 1852-74. PubMed Central ID 4254128.