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Peter A. Muennig

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Health Policy and Management Department
Office: 
MSPH / HPM 600 W 168th St., Rm 604 New York NY 10032 United States
Email: 
petermuennig@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-342-3170
Biography

Dr. Muennig's work primarily focuses on the cost-effectivenss of competing medical and non-medical social policies in improving population health. He uses randomized trials and cost-effectiveness analyses together to develop causal models to study the most efficient mix of medical and non-medical policies for maximizing health in the U.S. and elsewhere. His work has focused on education interventions, housing, health systems, immigration, environmental policies and welfare policies. He has also worked as a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Canadian government, and the Chinese government on immigration policy, health system development, and urban health. He has been published over 70 research papers and has authored two textbooks on cost-effectiveness analysis. His work has appeared on NPR, CNN, MSNBC and multiple times in major print media sources, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Slate.

Research & Other Works
Article
Vision zero: a toolkit for road safety in the modern era
Article
The cost-effectiveness of PHQ screening and collaborative care for depression in New York City
Article
Sociodemographic Correlates of Sexlessness Among American Adults and Associations with Self-Reported Happiness Levels: Evidence from the U.S. General Social Survey
The Social Costs Of Lead Poisonings
Article
Cause and context: place-based approaches to investigate how environments affect mental health
Article
Improving Outcomes for Refugee Children: A case study on the impact of Montessori education along the Thai-Burma border
Article
Predictors of Health Among Refugee Adults from Myanmar and the Development of Their Children
Article
Can universal pre-kindergarten programs improve population health and longevity? Mechanisms, evidence, and policy implications
Article
Effects of Racial Prejudice on the Health of Communities: A Multilevel Survival Analysis
Article
Health Status of Older US Workers and Nonworkers, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2011
Article
Widening mortality disparities by educational attainment among native-born Americans adults over 3 decades of follow up: the mystery deepens
Article
Cumulative social risk exposure and risk of cancer mortality in adulthood
Article
Cumulative social risk and risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and all-causes
Article
Between “Voluntary Migrants” and War Refugees: The Health of the Shan Burmese Migrant Workers in Northern Thailand
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The Psychosocial Health of Shan Children in Northwest Thailand
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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on the Neural Substrates Associated with Pleasure
Article
Blood and urine levels of long half-life toxicants by nativity among immigrants to the United States
Article
The Social Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in the Post–Lead Regulation Era
Article
Obesity-associated stigma and physiological markers of stress: evidence from the Dominican Republic
Article
The Politics of Social Entrepreneurs in Access to Education: A Case Study of Shan Burmese Refugees in Northwestern Thailand
Article
Socioeconomic status as an independent predictor of physiological biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: Evidence from NHANES
Article
Comparison of small-area analysis techniques for estimating county-level outcomes
Article
Using the years-of-healthy-life measure to calculate QALYs
Article
Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccination versus Treatment of Influenza in Healthy Adolescents and Adults
Article
Benefits and Costs of Interventions to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes in African American Women
Article
Increased risk of heart disease and stroke among foreign-born females residing in the United States
Article
The Cost-Effectiveness of Public Postsecondary Education Subsidies
Article
Health Status and Hospital Utilization of Recent Immigrants to New York City
Article
Predicting geographical variations in behavioural risk factors: an analysis of physical and mental healthy days
Article
Measure-Dependent Variation in Burden of Disease Estimates: Implications for Policy
Redistribution and Health
Article
Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing the Number of Students per Classroom in US Primary Schools
Article
Gender and the Burden of Disease Attributable to Obesity
Article
The Cost Effectiveness of Health Insurance
Article
The public returns to public educational investments in African-American males
Article
The income-associated burden of disease in the United States
Article
I Think Therefore I Am: Perceived Ideal Weight as a Determinant of Health
Article
The burden of disease associated with being African-American in the United States and the contribution of socio-economic status
Article
Epilepsy Surgery for Pharmacoresistant Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Decision Analysis
Article
Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing the Number of Students per Classroom in US Primary Schools
Article
Effects of a Prekindergarten Educational Intervention on Adult Health: 37-Year Follow-Up Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Article
Cost-Effectiveness of Needle and Syringe Exchange for the Prevention of HIV in New York City
Article
Health Selection vs. Causation in the Income Gradient: What Can We Learn from Graphical Trends?
Article
The Effect of Small Class Sizes on Mortality Through Age 29 Years: Evidence From a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
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The effect of class size in grades K-3 on adult earnings, employment, and disability status: evidence from a multi-center randomized controlled trial
Quality Of Life And Medical Costs: The Authors Reply
Article
The Relative Health Burden of Selected Social and Behavioral Risk Factors in the United States: Implications for Policy
Article
We All Want It, but We Don't Know What It Is: Toward a Standard of Affordability for Health Insurance Premiums
Article
The Relative Health Burden of Selected Social and Behavioral Risk Factors in the United States: Implications for Policy
Article
The Effect of an Early Education Program on Adult Health: The Carolina Abecedarian Project Randomized Controlled Trial
Article
The effects of a psychosocial dimension of socioeconomic position on survival: occupational prestige and mortality among US working adults
Article
Arthritis, Occupational Class, and the Aging US Workforce
Article
Racial Disparities in Quality-Adjusted Life-Years Associated With Diabetes and Visual Impairment
Article
The Health of Immigrants to New York City From Mainland China: Evidence From the New York Health Examination and Nutrition Survey
Article
Welfare Programs That Target Workforce Participation May Negatively Affect Mortality
Article
The economic burden of disease by industry: Differences in quality-adjusted life years and associated costs
Article
Burden of present-on-admission infections and health care-associated infections, by race and ethnicity
Article
Measurement confounding affects the extent to which verbal IQ explains social gradients in mortality
Article
The Cost-Effectiveness of New York City’s Safe Routes to School Program
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Impact of Welfare Reform on Mortality: An Evaluation of the Connecticut Jobs First Program, A Randomized Controlled Trial
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More Money, Fewer Lives: The Cost Effectiveness of Welfare Reform in the United States
Article
Considering Whether Medicaid Is Worth the Cost: Revisiting the Oregon Health Study
Article
The Intergenerational Transfer of Education Credentials and Health: Evidence from the 2008 General Social Survey-National Death Index
Article
Cost Effectiveness of the Earned IncomeTax Credit as a Health Policy Investment
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Cumulative social risk and type 2 diabetes in US adults: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2006
Article
Social Capital and the Paradox of Poor but Healthy Groups in the United States
Article
The cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City
Article
Misperception of body weight among overweight or obese adults in Mauritius
Article
Effect of Childhood Victimization on Occupational Prestige and Income Trajectories
Article
Timing and effect of a safe routes to school program on child pedestrian injury risk during school travel hours: Bayesian changepoint and difference-in-differences analysis
Article
The relationship between five different measures of structural social capital, medical examination outcomes, and mortality
Article
The body politic: the relationship between stigma and obesity-associated disease
Article
Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?
Technical Appendix to Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?
Article
The cost-effectiveness of ivermectin vs. albendazole in the presumptive treatment of strongyloidiasis in immigrants to the United States
Article
Hospitalization for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus among Indian-born persons: a small area analysis
Article
Global Drug-Resistance Patterns and the Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Immigrants to the United States
Article
The Cost Effectiveness of Strategies for the Treatment of Intestinal Parasites in Immigrants
Article
The general social survey-national death index: an innovative new dataset for the social sciences
Article
When Overweight Is the Normal Weight: An Examination of Obesity Using a Social Media Internet Database
Article
Gender Differences in Material, Psychological, and Social Domains of the Income Gradient in Mortality: Implications for Policy
Article
Education and Health
Consequences in Health Status and Costs
Report
The Economic Cost of Community-Based Interventions to Improve Breast Cancer Control among African-American Women
Report
Healthier and Wealthier: Decreasing Health Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment
Report
Methodological Approaches to Measuring the Burden of Disease due to the Ten Leading Health Indicators in Healthy People 2010
Report
The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children
Report
Well and Well-Off: Decreasing Medicaid and Health-Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment
Article
How Education Produces Health: A Hypothetical Framework
 

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