Phaedra S. Corso

Health Policy & Management
UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health
Director, Economic Evaluation Research Group (EERG)

Health Policy & Management

  • Education

    PhD, Health Policy, Harvard University

    MPA, Public Finance, University of Georgia

    BA, Political Science, University of Georgia

  • More About

    Associate Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: substance use prevention, violence prevention, childhood obesity prevention

    Teaching: health policy, cost-effectiveness analysis, public health ethics

    economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-of-illness analysis, benefit-cost analysis, evaluation, policy analysis

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    Recipient, UGA College of Public Health’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2015-2016

    Recipient, US Fulbright Scholar, 2015-2016

    Member, Leadership Georgia program, 2014

    Recipient, University of Georgia Creative Research Medal, 2014

    Recipient, UGA College of Public Health’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2007-2008

    Recipient, Kaaffee Billah Memorial Award for excellence in economics research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008

    Recipient, CDC/ATSDR Honor Award in the Communication Services – Group Category for the Handbook for Injury and Violence Prevention, 2007

    Recipient, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Director’s Award for Research, 2004

    Recipient, Society for Medical Decision Making

    Lee B. Lusted 1st place student prize for best original research in medical decision making, 1999.

  • Affiliations

    Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, Beta Chi Chapter, 2012-present.

    American Public Health Association

    Georgia Public Health Association

    Society for Prevention Research

    American Evaluation Association

  • Course Instruction

    Dr. Corso’s teaching foci are cost-effectiveness analysis applied to public health programs (HPAM 8850) and introductory and advanced course in health policy at the undergraduate level (HPAM 3600 and HPAM 4600) and Masters level (HPAM 7010 and HPAM 8400).

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Corso directs a small team of full-time researchers in the Economic Evaluation Research Group (EERG). The EERG mission is to establish an infrastructure at UGA to conduct economic evaluations, quantitative and qualitative analyses of health policies, chronic disease decision modeling, and evaluations of public health interventions and programs by bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of experts to conduct research relevant for informing health policy making in the state and nation.

  • Selected Publications

    Corso PS, Ingels JB, Kogan SM, Foster EM, Chen Y-F, Brody GH. Economic analysis of a multi-site prevention program: assessment of program costs and characterizing site-level variability. Prevention Science, 2013;14(5):447-456.

    Corso PS, Ingels JB, Roldos MI. A comparison of willingness to pay to prevent child maltreatment deaths in Ecuador and the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 2013,10:1342-1355.

    Ingels JB, Corso PS, Kogan SM, Brody GH. Cost-effectiveness of the Strong African American Families-Teen program: 1-year follow-up. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2013;133:556-561.

    Sekandi JN, Dobbins K, Oloya J, Okwera A, Whalen CC, Corso PS. Cost-effectiveness analysis of community active case finding and household contact investigation for Tuberculosis case detection in Urban Africa. PLoS ONE, 2015;10(2): e0117009.

    Corso PS, Finkelstein EA, Miller TR. The incidence and costs of injuries. Injury Prevention 2015;21:434-440.

    Fang X, Zeng G, Linnan HW, Jing R, Zhu X, Corso P, Liu P. The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in Jiangxi, China. Public Health, 2016;38:138-145.

    Kangethe A, Franic D, Corso P. Comparing the validity of the payment card and structured haggling willingness to pay methods: the case of a diabetes prevention program in rural Kenya. Social Science & Medicine, 2016;169:86-96.

    Ingels J, Walcott RL, Wilson MG, Corso PS, Padilla HM, Zuercher H, DeJoy DM, Vandenberg RJ. A prospective programmatic cost analysis of Fuel Your Life: A worksite translation of DPP. JOEM, 2016;58(11):1106-1112.