Dr. Richard Meenan is a health economist with a primary research interest in methods to conduct economic evaluation of health care interventions, such as decision modeling and return-on-investment analysis.
He has worked on the cost and quality of HIV care, colorectal-cancer screening, tobacco cessation, weight-loss management, organizational sun-safety policy, and assessments of the patient-centered medical home. Within these areas, he has contributed to economic studies of the quality of overall HIV care, a system-based colorectal cancer screening program, a hotel-based obesity-prevention program, and sun-safety promotion in elementary schools.
Dr. Meenan received a PhD in economics from Arizona State University in 1995 and an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics in 1999 from Oregon Health & Science University. He also obtained an MBA from Indiana University in 1982. From 1995 to 1997, he held a fellowship underwritten by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, at OHSU’s Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine and the Center for Health Research.
He is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Community Health at Portland State University.