Chad Meyerhoefer's research focuses broadly on the economics of health and nutrition. Much of his work involves the use of microeconometric methods to evaluate and inform public policy. Some of his current research projects include: (1) examining the relationship between food assistance programs and health, (2) predicting the medical cost of obesity, (3) estimating the price responsiveness of consumer demand for medical services, and (4) investigating the relationship between electronic health record adoption and hospital referral patterns.
Professor Meyerhoefer is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining the faculty at Lehigh, he served as a research economist at both The CNA Corporation and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).