March 4, 2021

Dr. Marisa Domino

Dr. Marisa Domino

Dr. Joseph Morrissey

Dr. Joseph Morrissey

The International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics has announced that a paper featuring the work of Professor Marisa Domino, PhD, and Emeritus Professor Joseph Morrissey, PhD, of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has won the 2021 Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research.

The paper, “Putting Providers At-Risk through Capitation or Shared Savings: How Strong are Incentives for Upcoding and Treatment Changes?”, was published in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics (JMHPE) in September 2020. Domino and Morrissey of the Department of Health Policy and Management collaborated on this research with Professor Edward Norton, PhD, from the University of Michigan; Associate Professor Jangho Yoon, PhD, from Uniformed Services University; and Associate Professor Gary Cuddeback, PhD, from the UNC School of Social Work.

“We are so honored to have this paper recognized by an award named after one of the giants in health economics and policy research,” said Domino. “I had the opportunity to present an early version of this paper to Dr. Manning at a seminar at the University of Chicago, and it greatly benefited from his feedback. Dr. Manning had an incredibly positive influence on the field, and many of us benefited from his insights and mentorship.”

The International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics is a non-profit organization that organizes activities aimed at facilitating the integration of disciplines whose research focuses on the mental health sector from different perspectives, such as psychiatry, economics, public health, health services analysis and sociology. They publish the JMHPE and grant the Willard Manning Award biennially to an article that displays excellence in the field of mental health policy and economics.

The Award will be assigned during the Ceremony of the Awards on March 25, 2022, at the opening of the Fifteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry – Mental Health Services, Economics, Policy Research in Venice, Italy.

Read the full paper.

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