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February 10, 2021

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Mario Macis Named to Prestigious Panel on Organ Donation

Why it matters:

The Carey economics professor joins a group of leading academic researchers and health care professionals working under the banner of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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  • Group examining various issues related to human organ donation.
  • Work to result in eventual final report.
  • Macis has studied related issues extensively during Carey career.

Professor Mario Macis of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School was named to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel of experts examining issues related to human organ donation, a topic he has investigated in numerous research studies during the past decade.

The organization explained in a recent statement that the panel’s goal, in advance of an eventual final report, is “to conduct a study to examine the economic (costs), ethical, policy, regulatory, and operational issues relevant to organ allocation policy decisions involving deceased donor organs (e.g., heart, lung, liver, kidney, kidney-pancreas, intestinal, vascular composite allografts, dual and/or multi-organ organ transplants).”

The panel’s goal is “to conduct a study to examine the economic (costs), ethical, policy, regulatory, and operational issues relevant to organ allocation policy decisions involving deceased donor organs.”
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In addition, the experts “will examine the gaps, barriers, and opportunities for improving deceased donor organ procurement, allocation, and organ distribution to waiting recipients at transplant centers with a keen eye towards optimizing the quality and quantity of donated organs available for transplantation – in a cost effective and efficient, fair and equitable manner.”

Macis is one of 17 panel members
including academic researchers and health care professionals from leading institutions across the United States.

Macis (PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago) is one of 17 panel members including academic researchers and health care professionals from leading institutions across the United States. Kenneth Kizer, chief health care transformation officer and senior executive vice president for Atlas Research, serves as panel chair.

Mario Macis, PhD is a Professor of Economics. He is also Affiliate Faculty at the JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics, Associate Faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at JHU Medicine, and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA, Bonn).  Between 2016 and 2019, he served as Academic Program

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