Glenn Melnick

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Adjunct Staff; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, University of Michigan

Media Resources

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Glenn Melnick is an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corporation. He is an expert in health economics and finance. Melnick has been principal investigator for a number of projects in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Taiwan. He earned his Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Blue Cross of California Chair of Health Care Finance, University of Southern California

Recent Projects

  • Hospital pricing and the uninsured
  • Health plan market structure and health care prices
  • Health insurance development in Thailand
  • Health care utilization under Medicare managed care plans

Selected Publications

Melnick G, Katya F., "Hospital Pricing And The Uninsured: Do The Uninsured Pay Higher Prices?" Health Affairs, 27(2), 2008

O'Leary JE, Sloss EM, Melnick G., "Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries by Dual Eligible Status: California, 1996-2001," Health Care Financing Review, 28(4):57-67, 2007

Melnick G., "From Family Planning To HIV/AIDS Prevention To Poverty Alleviation: A Conversation With Mechai Viravaidya," Health Affairs, 26(6):670-677, 2007

G. Melnick, E. Keeler, "The Effects of Multi-Hospital Systems on Hospital Prices," Journal of Health Economics, 26(2):400-413, 2007

Bamezai A, Melnick G., "Marginal Cost of Emergency Department Outpatient Visits: An Update Using California Data," Medical Care, 44(9):835-841, 2006

Bamezai A, Melnick G, Nawathe A., "The Cost of an Emergency Department Visit and Its Relationship to Emergency Department Volume," Annals of Emergency Medicine, 45(5):483-490, 2005

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Los Angeles Times