Atran Professor of Labor Economics
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Health Economics; Economics of Long-term Services and Supports; Economics of Aging
Professor Bishop is a health economist who applies microeconomics to policy-related problems in health services supply, demand, and financing. Her studies in long-term services and supports (LTSS, also called long-term care) have been concerned with both provider and recipient behavior, considering costs, production efficiency, payment, financing, and utilization of nursing homes and home health services. Her current research concerning the LTSS workforce builds on her training as a labor economist and early research and publications on nursing labor markets. Because population health and disability are at the root of demand for LTSS, and because preventive interventions may save future health and LTSS costs, Dr. Bishop has undertaken investigations of the role of access to prescription drugs in affecting need for health services and thus trends in disability in the elderly.
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, A.M.
Radcliffe College, A.B.
Awards and Honors
Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Atlantic Philanthropies (2012)
IPA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services; Disability Aging and Long-term Care Policy (2012)
Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations (2011)
Fellow, Association for Health Services Research (1997 - 1998)