Kevin D. Frick

What are you doing today?

I graduated with a B.S. in HPA in 1991. I immediately went to graduate school at the University of Michigan and obtained a Ph.D. from the program in health services research and the Department of Economics. I have been an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health since finishing my Ph.D. in 1996. I am working on a variety of studies in the areas of health insurance, cost-effectiveness, maternal and child health issues, health behaviors and aging, and the control of trachoma (an eye disease that is prevalent only in less developed countries).

How has HPA helped you get where you are today?

My B.S. in HPA helped me in several ways. First, my internship at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare helped me to focus on research. Second, the coursework built a foundation for all future coursework, teaching, and research that I have done. Third, the variety of courses to which I was exposed (including financing, economics, and background on disease) has allowed me to interact with a wide variety of colleagues in a variety of areas of interest to me.