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Marcelo Perraillon PhD

Associate Professor
  • Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy

Marcelo Coca Perraillon, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Systems, Management & Policy. His research interest focuses on the intersection of healthcare quality, costs, and outcomes with an emphasis on statistical methods for observational data. His research relates to long-term care and Medicare/Medicaid policy evaluation. Much of his work involves statistical modeling using large data sets and observational data methods. He teaches graduate-level classes on statistical methods for health services research, economic evaluations, and health economics.

Before obtaining his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago, he was a researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Perraillon co-directs the Population Health Share Resources core at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. He is  also a member at the Center for Health Statistics at the University of Chicago and an editorial board member of Medical Care Research and Review (MCRR). Dr. Perraillon has a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Health economics, health policy
  • Nursing homes, long-term care, ageing
  • Health outcomes
  • Causal inference and applied statistical methods

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, HSR, Health Economics and Biostatistics, University of Chicago
  • MA, Economics, Tufts University
  • BA, Business and Economics, Universidad Diego Portales



  • 2018 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Colorado School of Public Health (CU Anschutz)
  • 2018 Award for Excellence in Application in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research. 2018 International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) (JAMA  Cardiology)
  • 2018 Dean's Masters Mentoring Award, Graduate School, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
  • 2015 Outstanding Performance in the General field of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
  • 2014 Lee B. Lusted Award for Preference Assessment, Society for Medical Decision Making

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