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Dr. Carlin’s research leverages her knowledge of the health care and insurance industries, and a thorough understanding of econometrics. Her recent research focuses on the environment in which choices are made in the delivery and financing of health care services, and how this environment impacts the cost and quality of care. She earned a PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Minnesota, and subsequently held a faculty position in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Carlin’s research is informed by her pre-academic career as a health care actuary (earning Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries), and as director of benefits for a national discount retailer. Her research is often supported by the use of large health plan administrative data, survey data, and software packages such as SAS (including proc sql) and Stata. She continues as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics, and regularly teaches health economics and econometrics courses for the Department of Applied Economics and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Award Date: Jun 6 2006

External Positions

Research Investigator, Medica Research Institute

Jun 15 2011Oct 4 2017

Assistant Professor, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Jun 6 2006Jun 12 2011

Research Assistant, University of Minnesota

Sep 2001Jun 2006

Director of Benefits, Target Corporation

Jul 1996Apr 2001

Associate, William M. Mercer, Inc.

Aug 1986Jul 1996

Research interests

  • Causal Inference
  • Organization of Health Care Delivery
  • Health Care Financing
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Primary Care
  • Health Economics

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  • Research Output

    Redesigning Primary Care to Improve Diabetes Outcomes (the UNITED Study)

    Peterson, K. A., Carlin, C., Solberg, L. I., Jacobsen, R., Kriel, T. & Eder, M., Mar 1 2020, In : Diabetes care. 43, 3, p. 549-555 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The impact of provider consolidation on physician prices

    Carlin, C. S., Feldman, R. & Dowd, B., Dec 2017, In : Health Economics (United Kingdom). 26, 12, p. 1789-1806 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Scopus citations

    Narrow provider networks and willingness to pay for continuity of care and network breadth

    Higuera, L., Carlin, C. S. & Dowd, B., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Health Economics. 60, p. 90-97 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Differences in diabetes care with and without certification as a medical home

    Solberg, L. I., Carlin, C., Peterson, K. A. & Eder, M., Jan 1 2020, In : Annals of family medicine. 18, 1, p. 66-72 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Bayesian Difference-in-Difference Framework for the Impact of Primary Care Redesign on Diabetes Outcomes

    Normington, J., Lock, E., Carlin, C., Peterson, K. & Carlin, B., Jan 1 2019, In : Statistics and Public Policy. 6, 1, p. 55-66 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access