Robert S. Woodward

Professor Emeritus of Health Economics
Hewitt 313
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Fields of Specialization

Health Economics; Pharmaco-Economics; Medicare; Health Care Reform; Transplantation Economics


Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, Regional Economics and Econometrics 1972
B.A., Haverford College, Economics 1965

Recent Publications

Woodward, R.S., Flore, M.C., Machnicki, G. Brennan, D.C. "The Long-Term Outcomes and Costs of Diabetes Mellitus Among Renal Transplant Recipients: Tacolimus versus Cyclosporine." Value in Health, 14(4) June 2011: 443-449.

Woodward, R.S., Page, T.F., Soares, R., Schnitzler, M.A., Lentine, K, Brennan, D.C., "Income-Related Disparities in Kidney Transplant Graft Failures Are Eliminated by Medicare's Immunosuppression Coverage." American Journal of Transplantation 8, 12 (December 2008): 2636-2646.

Woodward, R.S., Wang, L. "2008): 2636-2646. The Oh-So Straight and Narrow Path: Can the Health Care Expenditure Curve Be Bent?" Health Economics 21 (8), August 2012: 1023-1029. Published Online July 2011:

Timothy F. Page, Robert S. Woodward, Daniel C. Brennan, "The Impact of Medicare's Lifetime Immunosuppression Coverage on Racial Disparities in Kidney Graft Survival", Am J Transplantation, 12(6),2012: 1519-27.

Sandhu GS, Khattak M. Paylakis M, Woodward R, Hanto DW, Wasilewski MA, Dimitri N, Goldfarb-Rumyantzev. "A recipient's unemployment restricts access to rental trasnplantation." Clin Transplant, 27, 2013: 598-606. Publicity received includes a Persoal Appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on August 21, 2013:

Honors & Awards
  • Distinguished Career Awards, College of Health and Human Services, UNH, 2009
  • W.K. Kellog National Fellow, Group II, 1992-95
  • Brookings Economics Policy Fellow, 1975-76