Susan Busch, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Research Interests

Health Care Economics and Organizations; Health Services Research; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation

Public Health Interests

Health Care Quality, Efficiency; Health Care Financing; Health Care Management; Health Behavioral Economics; Health Insurance; Health Policy; Mental Health; Substance Use, Addiction; Health Systems Reform

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Extensive Research Description

  • Effects of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) on behavioral health care use and spending.
  • Demand for the chronic care model in behavioral health
  • Involuntary use of out-of-network health care
  • Financial incentives to quit smoking in Connecticut Medicaid
  • Transitions clinic network: linking high-risk Medicaid patients from prison to community
  • Implications of the Affordable Care Act for individuals with behavioral health disorders
  • FDA safety warnings and antidepressant use among youths
  • Brief interventions for alcohol and other drug problems in the Emergency Department

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Susan Busch, PhD
Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 300B
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Health Policy & ManagementPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034