Julie (Kraut) Becher (1998)

Current Position: Research Associate in the HIV Prevention Research Division, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Previous Positions: Instructor in the Masters of Public Health Program at the University of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges.

Brief Bio: Dr. Becher received a PhD in Economics at Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and was an affiliate of the Population Research Institute at Penn State.  She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She specializes in economic evaluation methods and has taught cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility methodology at the CDC, professional conferences, and in her health economics courses.  Her research and publications include economic and demographic analyses of issues involving sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV as well as analyzing various issues related to substance use outcomes and treatment.

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