In Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 at the University of Iowa, I taught Public Health as a Public Good, in the College of Public Health. This undergraduate course in public health had an average enrollment of 30 students, generally third and fourth year public health majors. The course introduced microeconomic concepts (utility, supply and demand) to understand why and when market failures occur as well as solutions to these failures through regulation, taxes, and other systems. The course ends with a discussion of behavioral economics concepts and how those ideas explain some public health problems and how those behaviors differ from what we developed using classic economic frameworks.
In the Fall of 2021 and 2022 at the University of Iowa, I taught Health Economics in the College of Public Health. This undergraduate course introduces key microeconomic and health economic concepts related to insurance, demand for health care, and health care supply.
In the spring of 2021, I taught Dental Care Policy and Financing, a course for in the graduate students seeking an masters or PhD in dental public health. My portion of this course introduces key health economic ideas related to dental care including demand, supply, and the role of insurance.