Eric Seiber, PhD

Eric Seiber

Dr. Seiber is Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. He is also a Professor in the division of Health Services Management and Policy in the College of Public Health. He specializes in health care financing, especially for vulnerable populations, public and private insurance markets, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Prior to joining the College of Public Health in 2007, Eric was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University and a research assistant professor at Tulane University. He teaches courses in health economics, health insurance, and health services research.

Eric has extensive experience working internationally, including a Fulbright Fellowship in Bogotá, Columbia in 2014. He has published his work in a range of journals, including Health AffairsHealth Services Research, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, and Social Science and Medicine. His research sponsors and collaborators include the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, state Medicaid agencies, and governments and non-governmental organizations in Latin America.

Eric is a member of the Academy Health State Interest Group, the American Society of Health Economists, and the International Health Economics Association. He has received multiple awards for excellence in teaching at Ohio State and Clemson.



  • BS, Physics & International Studies | Eckerd College
  • PhD, Economics | Tulane University


Research Interests

Health economics, health insurance coverage among vulnerable populations, sexual and reproductive health, cost-effectiveness research, health care financing


Personal Interests

Water-sports, travel, wrangling his geriatric cat and his children


Selected Publications

Benitez, J., Perez, V., & Seiber, E. (2020). Medicaid access during economic distress: lessons learned from the great recession. Medical Care Research and Review, 1077558720909237.

Seiber, E. E., & Goldstein, E. V. (2019). Disappearing Medicaid enrollment disparities for US citizen children in immigrant families: state-level trends from 2008 to 2015. Academic pediatrics19(3), 333-341.

Seiber, E. E., & Berman, M. L. (2017). Medicaid expansion and ACA repeal: evidence from Ohio. American journal of public health107(6), 889-892.

For more, visit Dr. Seiber’s Google Scholar page.