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Antonio J. Trujillo, PhD

  • Associate Professor

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Suite E8142
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

(410) 614-1419

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PhD, University of North Carolina, 2000
MPP, Columbia University, 1994


Dr. Trujillo’s research interests include health economics, policy analysis, and applied econometrics. Using observational data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, he has focused his attention on exploring the intersection between informal care, cost of medical care, health of the elderly, and female labor force participation.  He is currently studying the effects of chronic conditions on labor force participation, poverty and cognitive skills decline. His work extends to explore the determinants of prevention and early diagnosis, and analyzing the role of economic incentives in an individual’s decision to engage in self-management of conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. His research explores the relevance of factors such as an individual’s knowledge, cognition and non-cognitive skills to explain prevention among individuals with chronic conditions.  He has used Discrete Choice Experiments to explore consumer preferences for health plans in the context of a subsidized public health insurance system. He teaches an advanced econometrics course on program impact evaluation using observational data. 

Honors and Awards


- Excellence in Teaching for the course Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs in fourthTerm 2012 and 2013.

JHU Center for Global Health Faculty Research Grant Fund Award (2010).

- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1994-2000)

- Columbia University, New York (1993-1994)

  • Program Impact Evaluation, Economics of Chronic Conditions, Aging, International Health.
  • Trujillo, A., Glassman, A, Fleisher, L, Nair, D. Duran, D (2014).  Integrating behavioral economics into health systems: What do policy makers and practitioners think?  (In Press Journal of Health Policy and Planning 5/2014)

  • Trujillo, A., Fleisher, L* (2013).  Beyond Income, Access and Knowledge: the Education Gradient on Prevention among Diabetics and Hypertensive.  Journal of Aging and Health, Vol 25:8, pp. 1398-1424.  (*Doctoral Student).

  • Vecino-Ortiz, A*, Trujillo, A, Ruiz, F (2012).  Undetected diabetes in Colombia.  International Journal of Public Policy, Vol 8:4, pp. 362-373. (*Doctoral Student).

  • Trujillo, A., Mroz, T, Pira, C., Angeles, G (2012).  Caregiving and Elderly’s Health in Mexico.  International Journal of Health Services, Vol 42:4, pp. 667-694.

  • Trujillo, A., Vecino, A., Ruiz, F., Steinhard, L (2010).  Health Insurance Doesn’t Seem to Discourage Prevention Among Diabetes Patients in Colombia.  Health Affairs, Vol. 29:12, 2180-2188.

  • Health Research Challenge for Impact: Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Project SOAR