Lisa Prosser

Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., M.S.

Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

300 North Ingalls 6A14
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5456

Office: 734-232-1077; Fax: 734-232-1400

E-mail: lisapros[at]umich[dot]edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education, Programs


Dr. Prosser is a Professor and Director of the CHEAR Center. Her research focuses on measuring the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions using methods of decision sciences and economics. Current research topics include evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes for newborn screening programs using simulation modeling, measuring public values for screening programs, and developing new methods for valuing family spillover effects of childhood illness.

Dr. Prosser's research on the economic impact of influenza vaccination has been used in setting national vaccine policy for children and for prioritizing subgroups in vaccine shortage years. Her studies using decision science modeling to project long-term health outcomes for proposed newborn screening programs have been used to inform national newborn screening policy decisions. She is currently a member of the evidence review group for the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children and the ACIP Zoster Working Group.

Dr. Prosser also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health.


Ph.D., Health Policy (Concentration: Decision Sciences), Harvard University, 2000
M.S., Technology & Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
M.S., Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, 1992
B.A., Mathematics (Concentration: Operations Research), Cornell University, 1988


Program in Comparative Effectiveness and Child Health
Working Group on Modeling Health and Economic Outcomes