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Marsha Goldfarb


 B.A. 1964 Pembroke College in Brown University, Economics
 M.A. 1966 Northwestern University, Economics
 Ph.D. 1968 Northwestern University, Economics

Experience in Higher Education

1988 - Present         Professor of Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore County (1973-1975, Assistant Professor; 1975-1988, Associate Professor)

9/1986 - 12/1986     Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard School of Public Health

1977 - 1978              Acting Dean of Social Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County

1972 - 1974              Research Associate, Yale University School of Medicine

1968 - 1973             Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University

1/1972 - 6/1972       Visiting Research Associate, University of    California (Berkeley)

Experience in other than Higher Education

1974 - 1995             Economist, Agency for Health Care Policy    and Research (formerly, National Center for    Health Services Research), U.S. Department    of Health and Human Services, part-time

1996 - 1998             Consultant, Center for Health Program (Summers) Development and Management (CHPDM)

Recent Publications


“Quality Indicators Using Hospital Discharge Data: State and National Applications.”  Journal on Quality Improvement, February 1998, vol. 24, no. 2, pp 88-105 (with Meg Johantgen, Anne Elixhauser, Judy Ball, and D. Robert Harris).

"Dental Utilisation for Older Americans Aged 55-75."  Gerodontology, July 1996, vol. 13, no. 1, pp 49-55 (with Richard Manski).

"Trauma Systems and the Costs of Trauma Care."  Health Services Research.  April 1996, Vol. 31, no. 1, pp 71-95 (with Gloria Bazzoli and Rosanna Coffey).

"Changing Returns to Education in Taiwan: 1978-91."  World Development. February 1995, Vol. 23. no. 2. pp 343-356 (with T. H. Gindling and C.-C. Chang).

"Change in the Medicare Case Mix Index in the 1980s and the Effect of the Prospective Payment System."  Health Services Research, August 1992, Vol. 27, no. 3, pp 385-415 (with Rosanna Coffey).  Presented at American Public Health Association Meetings, October 1987 and at American Economics Association Meetings, December 1987.

"An Exploration of Gender and Other Influences on the  Earnings of Pharmacy School Faculty."  American Journal of Pharmacy Education, Spring l989, Vol. 53, pp. 1-6 (with Steven Chasin and George LaNoue).

"Casemix Differences Between Teaching and Nonteaching  Hospitals."  Inquiry, Spring 1987, Vol. 24, No. 1, pages 68-84 (with Rosanna Coffey).  Presented at the Meetings of the American Public Health Association, November 1985.

"Redistribution of Revenues Under a Prototypical Prospective Payment System: Characteristics of Winners and Losers." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Spring 1987, Vol. 6, No. 3, pages 385-401 (with Tobin Short).  Presented at Meetings of the American Public Health Association, November 1985.

"DRGs and Disease Staging for Reimbursing Medicare Patients."  Medical Care, September 1986, Vol. 24, No. 9, pages 814-829 (with Rosanna Coffey).  Presented at Meetings of the American Public Health Association, October 1983.

Recent Reports

"Comparing Hospital Outcomes for Medicaid Enrollees:  Maryland Compared to Other States", report submitted to Center for Health Program Development and Management, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, October 1996.

“Using Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in the Maryland   HealthChoice Program: Project Description and Baseline Statistics for FYs 1996-97",report submitted to Center for Health Program Development and Management, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,  November 1998. (with Jennifer Harlow).

Publications In progress

 “Hyperosmolar Coma Mortality Rates in Teaching and Non-Teaching   Hospitals.”  (with Daniel Z. Louis, Elaine Yuen, Rosanna Coffey, Carol Rabinowitz, and Joseph Gonnella, MD)

"Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions for Children: Trends and  Application to Managed Care."  (with Jennifer Harlow)

“Black-White Differences in Diabetic Severity, Treatment, and  Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients.”  (with Rosanna Coffey and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD)


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 Marsha Goldfarb
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Administration Building, Room 825
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
Phone: 410-455-2171
Fax: 410-455-1054
Email: goldfarb@umbc.edu