R.J. Caswell, PhD

R.J. Caswell, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Health Services Management and Policy
200-D Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH, 43210
Email: caswell.1@osu.edu

Professional Overview

Jeff Caswell retired in 2008 after 38 years on the faculty of The Ohio State University, and continues to serve as associate professor emeritus. Professor Caswell specializes in health economics, especially the structure and performance of firms and markets in health care. His teaching centered on the economics of health and medical care as well as applied ethics in health care management and public health. For many years he was also responsible for components of the curriculum for medical students on health care organization and finance. Professor Caswell's research has included a variety of areas, such as Medicaid managed care implementation, nursing home costs, hospital capacity utilization, and graduate medical education.


Ph.D., Economics, The University of Michigan, 1975
A.M., Economics, The University of Michigan, 1966
B.A., History and Economics, Austin College, 1965

Selected Publications

S. Ramsey, E. Whitley, V. W. Mears, J. M. McKoy, R. M. Everhart, R. J. Caswell, K. Fiscella, T. C. Hurd, T. Battaglia, J. Mandelblatt. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of cancer patient navigation programs: Conceptual and practical issues. Cancer 115 (2009), pp. 5394-5403.

A. E. Hoet, R. J. Caswell, F. J. DeGraves, P. J. Rajala-Schultz, W. A. Gebreyes, W. J. A. Saville, T. E. Wittum. A new approach to teaching veterinary public health at The Ohio State University. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35 (Summer 2008), 160-165.

Harpe SE, Szeinbach SL, Caswell RJ, Corey R, McAuley JW. The relative importance of health related quality of life and prescription insurance coverage in the decision to pharmacologically manage symptoms of overactive bladder. Journal of Urology 2007; 178: 2532-2536.