Marisa Domino, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marisa Elena Domino, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School for Global Public Health and the Director of the Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems and Services Research, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the economics of mental health at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy. Dr. Domino’s research interests include the economics of mental health, agency relationships among physicians, patients and insurers, the diffusion of new technologies, and the public provision of health care and health insurance to low income populations. Dr. Domino completed a K01 Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to analyze factors that affect the diffusion of psychotropic medications in a variety of populations. She has worked on a variety of projects on insurance design, behavioral health, and chronic illness including papers on the use medical homes in specialty care populations, behavioral health carve-outs, and assertive community treatment. She has also received funding from Changes in Health Care Financing & Organization Initiative at RWJF and AcademyHealth to examine the effect of days’ supply policy changes on prescription medications and health services use and from NARSAD to examine the effect that Medicare Part D has had on individuals with severe mental illness. She is the recipient of the 2013 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research.