Bradley Herring

Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3323
Office: UNH Paul College, Paul College 365E, Durham, NH 03824

Bradley Herring, PhD, joined the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2020 as the Forrest D. McKerley Professor of Health Economics, with a joint appointment in the Economics Department of the Paul College of Business and Economics and the Health Management and Policy Department in the College of Health and Human Services. His research primarily focuses on several economic and policy issues related to health insurance markets and healthcare reform, including the dynamics of coverage within the employment-based and individual health insurance markets and the effects of health insurance market concentration. He also devotes a portion of his research on interdisciplinary projects into certain social determinants of health, specifically neighborhood poverty and the food environment. He has published articles in the Journal of Health Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA, and his research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health and Human Services ASPE, and AHRQ. Dr. Herring previously held faculty appointments in the Schools of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and Emory University. His policy experience includes serving as a Senior Staff Economist with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Health Insurance Plan. He received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a two-year RWJF Scholars in Health Policy fellowship at Yale University.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.E., Tulane University

Research Interests

  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Economics
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Services Research

Courses Taught

  • 725: Independent Study
  • 801: The U.S. Healthcare System
  • 942: Theory in Health Economics
  • ADMN 801: The U.S. Healthcare System
  • ECON 620: Top/Health Economics
  • HDS 801: Foundations of US Health

Selected Publications

Bleich, S. N., Soto, M. J., Jones-Smith, J. C., Wolfson, J. A., Jarlenski, M. P., Dunn, C. G., . . . Herring, B. J. (2020). Association of Chain Restaurant Advertising Spending With Obesity in US Adults. JAMA NETWORK OPEN, 3(10). doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19519

Pollack, C. E., Blackford, A. L., Du, S., Deluca, S., Thornton, R. L. J., & Herring, B. (2019). Association of Receipt of a Housing Voucher With Subsequent Hospital Utilization and Spending. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 322(21), 2115-2124. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17432

Hanson, C., Herring, B., & Trish, E. (2019). Do health insurance and hospital market concentration influence hospital patients' experience of care?. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 54(4), 805-815. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13168

Roberto, C. A., Lawman, H. G., LeVasseur, M. T., Mitra, N., Peterhans, A., Herring, B., & Bleich, S. N. (2019). Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 321(18), 1799-1810. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4249

Herring, B., Gaskin, D., Zare, H., & Anderson, G. (2018). Comparing the Value of Nonprofit Hospitals' Tax Exemption to Their Community Benefits. INQUIRY-THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION PROVISION AND FINANCING, 55. doi:10.1177/0046958017751970

Herring, B., & Trish, E. (2015). Explaining the Growth in US Health Care Spending Using State-Level Variation in Income, Insurance, and Provider Market Dynamics. INQUIRY-THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION PROVISION AND FINANCING, 52. doi:10.1177/0046958015618971

Trish, E. E., & Herring, B. J. (2015). How do health insurer market concentration and bargaining power with hospitals affect health insurance premiums?. JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 42, 104-114. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2015.03.009

Bleich, S. N., Herring, B. J., Flagg, D. D., & Gary-Webb, T. L. (2012). Reduction in Purchases of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Among Low-Income Black Adolescents After Exposure to Caloric Information. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 102(2), 329-335. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300350

Herring, B., & Adams, E. K. (2011). USING HMOs TO SERVE THE MEDICAID POPULATION: WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS ON UTILIZATION AND DOES THE TYPE OF HMO MATTER?. HEALTH ECONOMICS, 20(4), 446-460. doi:10.1002/hec.1602

Herring, B. (2011). An Economic Perspective on the Individual Mandate's Severability from the ACA. New England Journal of Medicine, 364(10), e16. doi:10.1056/nejmpv1101519

Herring, B., & Lentz, L. K. (2011). What Can We Expect from the "Cadillac Tax" in 2018 and Beyond?. INQUIRY-THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION PROVISION AND FINANCING, 48(4), 322-337. doi:10.5034/inquiryjrnl_48.04.06

Herring, B. (2010). SUBOPTIMAL PROVISION OF PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE DUE TO EXPECTED ENROLLEE TURNOVER AMONG PRIVATE INSURERS. HEALTH ECONOMICS, 19(4), 438-448. doi:10.1002/hec.1484

Herring, B., & Pauly, M. V. (2010). "Play-or-Pay" Insurance Reforms for Employers - Confusion and Inequity. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 362(2), 93-95. doi:10.1056/NEJMp0911920

Adams, E. K., & Herring, B. (2008). Medicaid HMO penetration and its mix: Did increased penetration affect physician participation in urban markets?. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 43(1), 363-383. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00763.x

Pauly, M. V., & Herring, B. (2007). MarketWatch - Risk pooling and regulation: Policy and reality in today's individual health insurance market. HEALTH AFFAIRS, 26(3), 770-779. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.26.3.770

Herring, B., & Pauly, M. V. (2006). Incentive-compatible guaranteed renewable health insurance premiums. JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 25(3), 395-417. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2005.09.008

Herring, B. (2005). The effect of the availability of charity care to the uninsured on the demand for private health insurance. JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 24(2), 225-252. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2004.08.003

Pauly, M., & Herring, B. (2001). Expanding coverage via tax credits: Trade-offs and outcomes. HEALTH AFFAIRS, 20(1), 9-26. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.20.1.9

Pauly, M. V., & Herring, B. J. (2000). An efficient employer strategy for dealing with adverse selection in multiple-plan offerings: an MSA example. JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 19(4), 513-528. doi:10.1016/S0167-6296(00)00049-7