Professor in Residence, Health Economics
Co-Director of the Institute for Health & Aging
Wendy Max, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF and Co-Director of the Institute on Health and Aging. Her undergraduate work was done at Stanford and she received her PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder in economics. Recent research work has been based on the economic cost of tobacco-related disease in California. She has also worked on a project measuring the economic cost of breast cancer in California. Dr. Max was one on the authors of the federally funded Cost of Injury, a handbook for researchers on the economics of injury prevention. In the proposed Pedestrian Injury Research Project of the SFIC she will be the project's Co-Director and be responsible for the cost analyses on the pedestrian injury study.