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Matthew D. Eisenberg, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 406
Baltimore, Maryland 21205



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PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
MPhil, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012


Dr. Eisenberg is a health economist and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in the department of Health Policy and Management. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015.

His research and training is in health economics. Within health economics, he is interested in a wide variety of topics and has published several papers on consumer-directed health plans and direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products.

  • Health care policy
  • Applied microeconomics

Selected publications listed. A full CV and links to working papers can be found on my website,

  • Eisenberg, M., Haviland, A., Mehtora, A. Huckfedlt, P., Sood, N., (2017) The Long Term Effects of Consumer-Directed Health Plans on the Use of Preventative Care. Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • Eisenberg, M., Avery, R., Cantor, J. (2017). "Vitamin Panacea: Is Advertising Fueling Demand for Products with Uncertain Scientific Benefit?" Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • Avery, R., Eisenberg, M., Cantor J. (2017). “An Examination of Structure-Function Claims in Dietary Supplement Advertising in the U.S.: 2003-2009." Preventive Medicine, 97: 86-92.
  • Haviland, A., Eisenberg, M., Huckfedlt, P., Mehtora, A., Sood, N. (2016). “Do ‘Consumer-Directed’ Health Plans Bend the Cost Curve Over Time?” Journal of Health Economics, 46: 33-51.
  • Avery, R., Eisenberg, M., Simon, K. (2012). "The Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Television and Magazine Advertising on Antidepressant Use." Journal of Health  Economics, 31(5), 705-71.