Eric Jacobson

Eric D. Jacobson - Bio

Associate Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration; Associate Director and Policy Scientist, IPA

ericj@udel.edu e-mail
302-831-1711 phone/voice-mail
302-831-3488 fax

178 Graham Hall | University of Delaware | Newark, Delaware 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Honors and Awards | Courses Taught | Selected Publications | Selected Presentations

go to top of pageEducation

MPA, University of Delaware 1981, Public Administration

BS, University of Delaware 1978, Economics

go to top of pageResearch and Professional Interests

health policy, public economics, management decision-making, compensation management

go to top of pageExperience

2011–present
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration; Assistant Director and Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2007–2010
Associate Professor, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy; Assistant Director and Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1997–2007
Assistant Professor, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy; Assistant Director and Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2001–2002
Director, Master of Public Administration Program, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware

1987–1996
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

go to top of pageHonors and Awards

NASPAA Leslie A. Whittington National Excellence in Teaching Award, October 2004

The purpose of this award is to recognize faculty members at NASPAA institutions who make outstanding contributions to education for the public service through excellence in teaching. The annual award is given to a NASPAA faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in education for the public service over a sustained period of time.

University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001

University of Delaware Professional Merit Award, 1994

go to top of pageCourses Taught

Graduate Courses

UAPP 834 – Economics in Public and Non-Profit Sectors
UAPP 657 – Health Policy
UAPP 819 – Management Decision-Making in Public and Non-Profit Sectors

Undergraduate Courses

ECON 390 – Health Economics (Honors and non-honors sections)
ECON 490 – Economics of Health Policy
ECON 300 – Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 151 – Principles of Microeconomics (Honors sections)

go to top of pageSelected Publications

“Measuring Health Disparities in Delaware (Scientific Article),” coauthored with Edward Ratledge, and Barbara Gladders, Delaware Medical Journal, September 2005, Vol 77 No 9.

“Health Disparities in Delaware 2004,” coauthored with John Jaeger, Edward Ratledge, with Barbara Gladders.   Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2005).

“Health Disparities in Delaware 2004: An Overview,” coauthored with with John Jaeger, Edward Ratledge, with Barbara Gladders. Prepared for the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the Department of Health and Social Services. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2005).

“Promising Programs to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities,” coauthored with Sarah McCloskey, Erin Kennedy, and Michele Sloan.   Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. Institute for Public Administration, CHEP (2005).

"Demographics and Profiles of Delaware's Elderly," Institute for Public Administration fact sheet/issue brief. Coauthored with Julia O'Hanlon, Simon Condliffe, Carrie Bennett, and Michele Sloan, Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2005).

"The Impact of Senior Centers and Geriatric Healthcare Policy," Institute for Public Administration issue fact sheet/issue brief. Coauthored with Julia O'Hanlon, Carrie Bennett, and Sarah McCloskey. Institute for Public Administration, CHEP (2004).  

"What Delawareans Say about the Quality of Their Health Plans and Medical Care: 2002 CAHPS Note," coauthored with Charles Whitmore, Sarah McCloskey, and Edward Ratledge. Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2004).  

"What Delaware’s Uninsured Say about the Quality of Their Health Care: 2002 Delaware CAHPS Notes,” coauthored with Charles Whitmore and Edward Ratledge. Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2004).

“Consumer Assessment of Health Plans in Delaware,” with Lisa Schieffert, Wei Fan, and Ed Ratledge, IPA and the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, University of Delaware, 2002. Funded by the Delaware Health Care Commission, the survey and study present a comprehensive analysis of Delawareans experience with the health care system and health insurance plans.

“Delaware’s Small Employers: The Health Insurance Dilemma,” with Ed Ratledge, Tibor Tooth, Amanda Litzau, and Lisa Schieffert, Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research and IPA, 2002. Study, based on a survey of small employers, analyzes strategies for expanding health insurance coverage among small employers.

go to top of pageSelected Presentations

“Pathways to Communities of Color,” presentation at the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League racial and ethnic health care conference, Stronger Together, November 2004.

“Understanding Delaware’s New Senior Center Funding Formula,” presentation at a forum organized by the Delaware Office of the Controller General, the Joint Finance Committee, and the Institute for Public Administration, December 2003.

“Delaware’s Senior Center Funding Formula,” a typically annual presentation of updates and recommended changes to the State of Delaware Joint Finance Committee, most recent presentation–May 2002.

“Consumer Assessment of Health Plans in Delaware (Del–CAHPS),” annual presentations to the Delaware Health Care Commission, most recent presentation–January 2002.

“Evaluating the Health Care Residents of Delaware Receive: Use of GIS and GLM Models,” Seventh National CAHPS User Group Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., March 2001. Conference sponsored by the (federal) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Health Care Financing Administration (now Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

“Effective Employee Benefit Design,” frequent presentations at regional conferences sponsored by Towers Perrin and the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation, 1990-1996.