Published: November 8, 2010
Fernando Wilson, PhD, a health economist and assistant professor in the department of health management and policy in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth, Texas, has been named the director of health services and policy research for The Osteopathic Research Center (ORC) at UNTHSC.
The ORC was founded in 2002 to foster nationwide collaborative research on the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative medicine. Faculty at the ORC have been recognized for their research accomplishments through national awards, invitations to present at national and international conferences, and by serving in consultative roles with such organizations as the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Wilson currently serves as co-investigator on a recently funded grant from the American Osteopathic Association titled, “Cost Effectiveness of Osteopathic Health Care: A National Study Based on the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey.”
“I am pleased that Dr. Wilson is working with our research team in this important area of health services and policy. His knowledge and training in health economics will help us grow our research in this arena,” said John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, executive director of the ORC.
Dr. Wilson earned his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He joined the UNTHSC School of Public Health in 2006 and is a member of the American Economic Association, Academy Health, American Society of Health Economists, and American Society of Hispanic Economists.