Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick, PhD

Academic AreaEconomics
Academic AreaHealth

Kevin Frick is a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. At Carey, Frick teaches microeconomic foundations for managerial decision-making and health care financing.

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.

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.


  • 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

  • Dugas AF, Coleman S, Gaydos CA, Rothman RE, Frick KD.  Cost utility of rapid PCR-based influenza testing for high risk emergency department cases.  Annals of Emergency Medicine.  2013; 62(1): 80-8. 
  • Trent M, Lehmann H, Butz A, Qian Q, Ellen JM, Frick KD.  Clinician perspectives on management of adolescents with pelvic inflammatory disease using standardized patient scenarios.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  2013; 40(6): 496-8. 
  • Frick KD, Pugh LA, Milligan RA.  Cost and cost-related issues of promoting breastfeeding among low-income urban mothers.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. 2012 Dec.  Epub ahead of print. 
  • Frick KD. What the comprehensive economics of blindness and visual impairment can help us understand.  Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.  2012; 60(6): 406-410.



  • Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets

Honors and distinctions

  • APHA Vision Care Section Distinguished Service (2011)
  • Excellence in Teaching (Summer 2011), Obesity Economics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 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)