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NBER Profile: Richard G. Frank.

Richard G. Frank is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his B.A. degree from Bard College and his Ph.D. in economics from Boston University.

Dr. Frank's research falls into three general areas: 1) the economics of mental health care; 2) the economics of the pharmaceutical industry; and 3) the organization and financing of physician group practices. In addition to his research and teaching, he serves on the Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the Bio-behavioral Sciences Board of the Institute of Medicine. He also advises several state mental health and substance abuse agencies on issues related to managed care and financing of care.

Dr. Frank is a member of the Institute of Medicine and served as a Commissioner on the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission from 1989 to 1994. He was also a member of President Clinton's Health Care Reform Task Force in 1993.

Frank lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. He is married and has two sons, ages 12 and 14. He is an avid skier and soccer player, he coaches youth soccer, and he collects primitive art, an interest acquired during his Peace Corps service in Botswana.
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 22, 2000
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