Marisa Domino joined the College of Health Solutions in January 2022 as a Professor and the Director of the Center for Health Information and Research (CHiR), the college’s multidisciplinary unit that serves and collaborates with individuals and organizations that need comprehensive health information and data analysis for public, private and research uses. Dr. Domino earned her PhD in health economics from The Johns Hopkins University and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy. She has decades of experience analyzing Medicaid and other health policies using advanced econometric and statistical techniques. Her research generally focuses on individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, or other chronic conditions.
Post-doctoral Fellow (NIMH T32) in Mental Health Policy and Economics, Harvard Medical School
Ph.D. Health Economics (NIMH T32), Johns Hopkins University
BS Public Administration, University of Arizona
Dr. Domino’s research interests include the economics of mental health and substance use disorders, evidence-informed healthcare policies, agency relationships among health care providers, patients and insurers, the diffusion of new technologies, and the public provision of health care and health insurance to low-income populations.
Dr. Domino is deeply interested in vulnerable populations and she has created a research agenda throughout her career which examines the efficiency of health care policies in low income populations. She has substantial expertise in applied econometric analyses and has worked extensively on large administrative databases from a variety of health insurance programs, with a focus on Medicaid policy. Dr. Domino’s work has focused on the effects of Medicaid program design on a variety of populations and outcomes, especially related to behavioral health and chronic illness. She has received funding from the NIDA, NIMH, AHRQ, RWJF, and NARSAD to examine the effect of policy changes on the use of mental health and medical services, prescription medications and other measures of health services use, quality, and costs.
Dr. Domino is the recipient of the 2013 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research and the 2017 Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is the lead author on a paper that received the 2021 Willard Manning Award from the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.
- Swietek, Karen+, Domino, Marisa Elena, Chris Beadles, Alan R. Ellis, Joel F. Farley, Lexie Grove, Carlos Jackson, Jesse C. Lichstein, C. Annette DuBard (2021). “Duration of Medical Home Enrollment & Quality of Depression Care.” HSR 56 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):1069-1079. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13710.
- Grove, Lexie R.+, Seth A. Berkowitz, Gary Cuddeback, George H. Pink, Sally Clark Stearns, Til Stürmer, Marisa Elena Domino. “Permanent Supportive Housing Tenure among a Heterogeneous Population of Adults with Disabilities.” Population Health Management, forthcoming.
- Alex K Gertner+, Hannah M. Clare +, Byron J Powell, Allison R Gilbert, Hendree Jones, Pam Silberman, Christopher M. Shea, Marisa Elena Domino. “A mixed methods study of provider factors in buprenorphine treatment retention.” International Journal of Drug Policy, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103715
- Lexie R. Grove+, Rao, Nikhil+, Marisa Elena Domino. (2022) “Are North Carolina clinicians delivering opioid use disorder treatment to Medicaid beneficiaries?” Addiction, forthcoming. PMID: 35194878. DOI: 10.1111/add.15854
- Domino, Marisa Elena, Sean Sylvia, Sherri Green (2022) “Nudging Primary Care Providers to Expand the Opioid Use Disorder Workforce.” HSR 57(2): 403-410. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13894
On-going funded research projects:
- NC Medicaid 1115 Waiver Evaluation Implementation (2020-2026) MPI: Holmes (UNC-CH) and Domino. Role: Co-PI. NC DHHS/CMS.
- Healthy Opportunities Pilot Evaluation Implementation (2020-2026) PI: Berkowitz (UNC-CH) NC DHHS/CMS.
- Rapid, multi-payer transition to value-based payment: The case of North Carolina (2022-2025) PI: Lewis. Arnold Ventures.
- Adolescent Wellness Visits in Tanzania (2021-2025) PI: Baumgartner (UNC-CH). NIH.
Recently completed projects (selected)
- Nudges and Incentives to Enhance the Opioid Treatment Workforce (2018-2021) MPI: Domino and Green. NIDA.
- UNC ECHO for Rural Primary Care MAT (2016-2021) PI:Green. AHRQ and NC DHHS.
- Effectiveness of a prison system-based Medicaid enrollment program (2014 – 2017) PI: Rosen (UNC-CH). NIMHD.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|BMI 601||Health Informatics|
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|HCD 501||Biostatistics &Data Management|
“Can Providers be Nudged into Expanding Their Skill Set? A Case Study in Increasing Access to Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder” ASHEcon June 2021 and UNC School of Medicine, MD/PhD seminar series November 2, 2021.
“From research to rapid response: Case studies of university-agency partnerships in response to COVID-19” Panelist at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. October 21, 2020.
Invited presentation at the NC Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting entitled Transforming Medicaid in North Carolina. September 5, 2019.
2003-2008: NIMH K01 Career Development Award on “Influences of the Diffusion of Psychotropic Medications”
2013 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research
2014 AcademyHealth Best Abstract, Behavioral Health, for “Expediting Medicaid Coverage to the Mentally Ill Released from Prison”
2017 Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, UNC School of Public Health
2021 Willard Manning Award from the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics for Marisa Elena Domino, Edward C. Norton, Jangho Yoon, Gary S. Cuddeback, Joseph P. Morrissey, Putting Providers At-Risk through Capitation or Shared Savings: How Strong are Incentives for Upcoding and Treatment Changes? J Ment Health Policy Econ 2020; 23(3): 81-91.
Health Economics, Associate Editor (2018 - )
Health Services Research, Senior Associate Editor (2019 - )
Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Associate Editor
Managed Care Research and Review, Editorial Board member
American Economic Association
International Health Economics Association
American Society of Health Economists
Section on Mental Health Economics of the World Psychiatric Association
1/1/2022 Professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
1/1/2022 Director, Center for Health Information and Research, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
2012 – 12/31/2021 Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2001 - present Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2014 – 12/31/2021 Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center’s Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Systems
2017 – 12/31/2021 Director, PhD Program in Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill
2014 - 2019 Director, Training Program in Mental Health Systems & Services Research, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
2002 - 2014 Associate Director, Training Program in Mental Health Systems & Services Research, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
2005 - 2012 Associate Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2005 Visiting Scholar, The University of Arizona School of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona
1999-2005 Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1997-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy
Peer review activities:
AHRQ Study section (2020 - )
National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Review of the Department of Veterans Affairs study on the Economic Impact and Cost Effectiveness of Service Dogs (Fall 2020 – Fall 2021)
NIDA Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group (time-sensitive review 2020)
NIMH Special Emphasis Panels, various
National Science Foundation
Journal peer review:
American Journal of Health Economics
American Journal of Public Health
Archives of Internal Medicine
Community Mental Health Journal
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
Journal of Health & Population in Developing Countries
Journal of Health Economics
Medical Care – Awarded Exceptional Reviewer Award for 2003, 2004, 2009
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Public Health Reports
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems Program (2021)
Southern Economics Journal