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Michael T. French, Ph.D.

General Information

Michael T. French, Ph.D.


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  • English


  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Sociology


Research Interests

• Health Economics
• Human Resource Economics
• Economics of Crime
• Program Evaluation
• Health Policy
• Alternative Health Care Delivery Systems
• Substance Abuse Research


1986 Ph.D.
Boston College
1984 M.A.
Boston College
1982 B.A.
James Madison University



Dr. French is a health economist and Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami, with secondary appointments in the Department of Economics and Department of Public Health Sciences.  He is also Director of the Health Economics Research Group in the College of Arts and Sciences, Research Director of the Health Sector Management and Policy Program in the School of Business Administration, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy. 

His research interests and experience includes health economics, health policy, program evaluation, substance abuse research, alternative health care delivery systems, pharmaco-economics human resource economics, and the economics of crime.  He has been principal investigator or project leader on numerous research grants with the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and several state agencies.  He is currently on the editorial boards for Health Services Research, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Evaluation and Program Planning, and Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and serves on several research advisory boards for universities, national and international companies, government agencies, and health care organizations.  Dr. French has published over 150 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in a variety of multidisciplinary professional journals.