Stephen Johnston, Public Policy PhD Student, Receives Inaugural Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Award

The UMBC Department of Public Policy is pleased to announce that the inaugural recipient of the Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Award is an outstanding Ph.D. student in health policy currently conducting research for his dissertation. Stephen will receive $1,500 to provide support for his scholarly advancement.

Stephen received his M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis from UMBC, where he was selected by the Economics Department as the Outstanding Graduating Student in 2007. His research interests include economics of health-related behaviors, pharmaco-economics, and mental health economics. Stephen is employed full-time as a Senior Research Leader at Truven Health Analytics, assisting pharmaceutical clients with conducting retrospective observational research studies. He has co-authored a number of scholarly articles on pharmaco-economics, as well as other areas of health policy and economics.

The family of Judith Shinogle established the Memorial Fund in her memory order to provide support for Ph.D. students committed to health policy research. At the time of her death, she was a Senior Research Scientist with the UMBC Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research.

This post originally appeared UMBC Insights.

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