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Paul G. Barnett

Paul G. Barnett, PhD

Consulting Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy
Director at the Health Economics Resource Center
Associate at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
795 Willow Road (152)
Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 617-2630 (voice)
(650) 617-2667 (fax)

Research Interests

cost-effectiveness of health care inventions; determination of the cost of health care; economic modeling in support of health care policy decisions; cost-effectiveness of treatments for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders


Paul Barnett conducts collaborative research with other Stanford faculty on the cost-effectiveness of treatments for heart disease, lung cancer, and substance abuse disorders. He directs the Health Economic Resource Center, a national center on health economics research funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also the health economist for the Treatment Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. His health services research on substance abuse treatment focuses on the cost-effectiveness of maintenance therapies for opiate addiction.

Stanford Affiliations

Health Research and Policy

Other Affiliations

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs