Tricia Johnson

Tricia Johnson, PhD, is Professor and Economist in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University. Her primary scientific interest is in understanding the underlying drivers of healthcare costs and quality from an economic perspective. She is one of very few human milk economists in the world and specializes in the economics and cost effectiveness of human milk feedings in premature infants. She has worked for over a decade with the Rush Human Milk Research Team to study health outcomes and cost of human milk feedings for the LOVE MOM cohort (Longitudinal Outcomes of Very Low Birthweight Infants Exposed to Mothers Own Milk) of VLBW infants. She has been elected to full membership in the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. In 2009, she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Austria, where she worked with faculty at the Vienna University for Economics and Business on research evaluating trends in cross-border and international medical travel.


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