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Richard G. Frank

Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

Richard G. Frank

Richard G. Frank, Ph.D., is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the deputy assistant secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, directing the office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy. From 2014 to 2016 he served as assistant secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS. His research is focused on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long-term-care financing policy, prescription drug markets, and disability policy. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1997. He is coauthor with Sherry Glied of the book Better but Not Well (Johns Hopkins Press).