Rebecca Myerson

Position title: Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences


Phone: (608) 263-2082

4325 Sewell Social Sciences

Department of Population Health Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae


Rebecca Myerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health. Her work measures the effects of health insurance policy on health care outcomes, and tests how the provision of information and assistance influences equitable access to insurance. Myerson holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago, a master in public health from the University of Washington, and a bachelor degree from Harvard. Prior to coming to Wisconsin, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. Myerson’s policy research has been honored with the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research, funded by a Fulbright scholarship and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Health & the Life Course

Selected Publications

R Myerson, D Qato, D Goldman, J Romley. Insulin fills by Medicare enrollees and out-of-pocket caps under the Inflation Reduction Act. JAMA, 2023.

R Myerson, H Li. Information gaps and health insurance enrollment: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act navigator programs. American Journal of Health Economics, 2022; 8(4): 477-505.

R Myerson, N Tilipman, A Feher, H Li, W Yin, I Menashe. Personalized telephone outreach increased health insurance take-up for hard-to-reach populations, but challenges remain. Health Affairs, 2022; 41:1: 129-137.

R Myerson, R Tucker-Seeley, D Goldman, D Lakdawalla. Does Medicare improve cancer detection and mortality outcomes? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020; 39 (3) 577-604.