Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick, PhD

Academic AreaEconomics
Academic AreaHealth

Kevin Frick is a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. At Carey, Frick has taught microeconomic foundations for managerial decision-making, healthcare financing, and frameworks for analyzing healthcare markets.

Frick studied health policy and administration as an undergraduate at Penn State, which he followed with graduate training in economics and health services research at the University of Michigan. In 1996, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He moved to a leadership position at the Carey Business School in 2013 and returned to exclusively a faculty role in 2021.

Much of Frick’s research has focused on measuring costs associated with diseases or measuring the cost-effectiveness of new treatments, care systems, or community-based interventions. Areas of focus include nursing, public and private eye care, and cancer.  In addition, he has specialized in linking peer-reviewed research from public health, nursing, and medical journals with the information business leaders need to make decisions about companies that operate in the real-world marketplace.  He has had the opportunity to mentor students, faculty, and staff, as well as to speak on it (particularly mentoring as a two-way street) many times.


  • Ph. D, Economics and Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan
  • MA, Economics, University of Michigan
  • BS, Health Policy & Administration, Pennsylvania State University


Selected publications

  • Daumit GL, Janssen EM, Jerome GJ, Dalcin AT, Charleston J, Clark JM, Coughlin JW, Yeh H-C, Miller ER, Durkin N, Louis TA, Frick KD, Wang N-Y, Appel LJ. Cost of behavioral weight loss programs implemented in clinical practice: the POWER trial at Johns Hopkins, Translational Behavioral Medicine.  2020; 10(1): 103-13.
  • Dean LT, Ransome Y, Frasso-Jaramillo LF, Moss SL, Zhang Y, Ashing K, Denis GV, Frick KD, Visvanathan K, Schmitz KH. Drivers of cost differences between US breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2019; 13(5): 804-14.
  • Gourin CG, Herbert RJ, Quon H, Fakry C, Kiess AP, Eisele DW, Frick KD.  Quality of care and short and long-term outcomes of oropharyngeal cancer care in the elderly.  Head & Neck.  2019; 41(10): 3542-3550. 
  • Frick K, Singman EL. Cost of military eye injury and vision impairment related to traumatic brain injury: 2001-2017.  Military Medicine.  2019; 184(5-6): e338-43.  
  • Sarmiento S, Pierre J Jr, Dellon AL, Frick KD.  Tibial nerve decompressions for the prevention of the diabetic foot: a cost-utility analysis using Markov model simulations.  BMJ Open.  2019; 9(3): e024816.



  • Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
  • Business Leadership and Human Values
  • U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future

Honors and distinctions

  • Johns Hopkins University Diversity Recognition Award (2022), Interviewer and interview annotator for the LGBTQ+ Narratives in Academia Project
  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Best Article Award (2017).  Co-author on “‘Eat Right - Live Well!' Supermarket intervention impact on sales of healthy foods in a low-income neighborhood.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  2016; 48(2): 112-121.
  • APHA Vision Care Section Distinguished Service (2011)
  • Excellence in Teaching (Summer 2011), Obesity Economics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Golden Apple Award for Small Class Sizes (2011), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Student Assembly
  • Golden Apple Award for Internet-based Classes (2011), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Student Assembly
  • Penn State Schreyer Honors College (2009) Outstanding Scholar Alumnus
  • John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year in Health Services Research, (2006).  Co-author on “The causes of racial and ethnic differences in influenza vaccination rates among elderly Medicare beneficiaries”.  Health Services Research.  2005;40(2):517-38
  • Atlantic Economic Journal Best Article award for Cross product subsidization in the health insurance market with managed care: a model and issues (2000)