Thomas Wickizer, PhD

Thomas Wickizer, PhD
Chair and Stephen F. Loebs Professor
Health Services Management and Policy
1841 Neil Ave.
202 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210
Phone: 614-688-3854


PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan, 1989
MA, Economics, University of Michigan, 1987
MPH, Health Planning and Administration, University of Michigan, 1979
MSW, Social Work, University of Washington, 1974
BA, Northwestern University, 1969

Selected Publications

Chavez LJ, Kelleher KJ, Matson SC, Wickizer TM, Chisolm DJ. Mental Health and Substance Use Care Among Young Adults Before and After Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation: A Rural and Urban Comparison. J Rural Health. 2017 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Sears JM, Wickizer TM, Schulman BA. Expanding vocational retraining options for injured workers: An experiment in worker choice. Work. 2015;52(3):663-76. 

Fulton-Kehoe D, Sullivan MD, Turner JA, Garg RK, Bauer AM, Wickizer TM, Franklin GM. Opioid poisonings in Washington State Medicaid: trends, dosing, and guidelines. Med Care. 2015 Aug;53(8):679-85. 

Yao X, Dembe AE, Wickizer T, Lu B. Does time pressure create barriers for people to receive preventive health services? Prev Med. 2015 May;74:55-8.

Dembe AE, Yao X, Wickizer TM, Shoben AB, Dong XS. Using O*NET to estimate the association between work exposures and chronic diseases. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Sep;57(9):1022-31. 

Dembe AE, Yao X, Wickizer TM, Shoben AB, Dong XS. A novel method for estimating the effects of job conditions on asthma and chronic lung disease. J Asthma. 2014 Oct;51(8):799-807. 

Sears JM, Wickizer TM, Schulman BA. Improving vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers in Washington State. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jun;44:26-35.

Martin BI, Franklin GM, Deyo RA, Wickizer TM, Lurie JD, Mirza SK. How do coverage policies influence practice patterns, safety, and cost of initial lumbar fusion surgery? A population-based comparison of workers' compensation systems. Spine J. 2014 Jul 1;14(7):1237-46. 

Wickizer TM. State-level estimates of the economic costs of alcohol and drug abuse. J Health Care Finance. 2013 Spring;39(3):71-84.

Wickizer TM, Mancuso D, Huber A. Evaluation of an innovative Medicaid health policy initiative to expand substance abuse treatment in Washington State. Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Oct;69(5):540-59. 

Wickizer T, Estee S, Ford-Shah M, He L, Huber A. Evaluation of the Washington State screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) program: Effects on Admission to Chemical Dependency Treatment. J Sub Abuse Treatment. 2012.

Dembe A, Wickizer T, Sieck C, Partridge J, Balchick R. Opioid use and dosing in the worker’s compensation setting. A comparative review and new data from Ohio. Am J Ind Med. 2012, Apr;55(4):313-24.

Franklin G, Mai J, Turner J, Sullivan M, Wickizer T, Fulton-Kehoe D. Bending the prescription opioid dosing and mortality curves: impact of the Washington State opioid dosing guideline. Am J Ind Med. 2012, Apr;55(4):325-31.

Wickizer T, Mancuso D, Huber A. Evaluation of an innovative Medicaid health policy initiative to expand access to substance abuse treatment in Washington State. Med Care Res Rev. 2012, May 22.

Steinman K, Kelleher K, Dembe A, Wickizer TM, Hemming T. The use of a "mystery shopper" methodology to evaluate children’s access to psychiatric services. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2012, Feb 25.

Martin BI, Mirza SK, Flum DR, Wickizer TM, Heagerty PJ, Lenkoski AF, Deyo RA. Repeat surgery after lumbar decompression for herniated disc: the quality implications of hospital and surgeon variation. Spine J. 2012, Feb;12(2):89-97.

Morse JS, Stockbridge H, Egan KB, Mai J, Wickizer T, Franklin GM. Primary care survey of the value and effectiveness of the Washington State opioid dosing guideline. J Opioid Manag. 2011, Nov-Dec;7(6):427-33.

Wickizer TM, Franklin G, Fulton-Kehoe D, Gluck J, Mootz R, Smith-Weller T, Plaeger-Brockway R. Improving quality, preventing disability and reducing costs in worker’s compensation healthcare: a population-based intervention study. Medical Care. 2011, Dec;49(12):1105-11.

Kirchhoff AC, Krull KR, Ness KK, Park ER, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Stovall M, Robison LL, Wickizer T, Leisenring W. Occupational outcomes of adult childhood cancer survivors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Cancer. 2011, Jul 1;117(13):3033-44.

Kirchhoff AC, Leisenring W, Krull KR, Ness KK, Friedman DL, Armstrong GT, Stovall M, Park ER, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Robinson LL, Wickizer T. Unemployment among adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Med Care. 2010, Nov;48(11):1015-25.

Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Kivlahan DR, Greenberg D, Merrill JO, Wickizer TM, Koepsell TD, Heagerty PJ, Bradley KA. Evaluation of an electronic clinical reminder to facilitate brief alcohol-counseling interventions in primary care: results of the at-risk drinking veterans intervention computerized effectiveness (ADVICE) trial. J Studies Alcohol Drugs. 2010, Sep;71(5):720-5.

Williams EC, Palfai T, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bradley KA, Koepsell TD, Wickizer TM, Heagerty PJ, Saitz R. Physical health and drinking among medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010, Jul;34(7):1257-65.

Estee S, Wickizer T, Ford-Shah M, Mancuso D. Evaluation of the Washington State Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment project: Cost Outcomes for Medicaid patients screened in Hospital Emergency Departments. Med Care. 2010, Jan;48(1):18-24.

Juratli SM, Mirza SK, Fulton-Kehoe D, Wickizer TM, Franklin GM. Mortality after lumbar fusion surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 34(7): 2009. 740-7.

Lallemont T, Mastroianni A, Wickizer TM. Decision-making authority and substance abuse treatment for adolescents: a survey of state laws. J Adolesc Health. 44(4): 2009. 323-34.

Wickizer TM, Mancuso D, Campbell K, Lucenko B. Evaluation of the Washington State Access to Recovery project: effects on Medicaid costs for working age disabled clients. J Subst Abuse Treat. 37(3): 2009. 240-6.