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David C. Warner

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David C. Warner

Professor of Public Affairs; Wilbur J. Cohen Professor in Health and Social Policy
University of Texas at Austin
health policy and finance
health economics
public affairs
analysis of hospital programs


David C. Warner is the Wilbur J. Cohen Fellow in Health and Social Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He also is a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. His major teaching and research interests are in economics, health policy and health finance. He formerly taught at Wayne State University and Yale University and was deputy director of the Office of Program Analysis of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Warner has served as a consultant to a number of organizations in the health sector, and for six years was a member of the board of directors of Austin's Brackenridge Municipal Hospital. In addition, he was chairman of the Texas Diabetes Council from January 1985 to December 1989. He has also served on several editorial and advisory boards and been appointed to other state-level advisory committees. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in economics.

University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean
P.O. Box Y
Austin  Texas  78713
United States
Office Phone: 
(512) 471-6277
Office Fax: 
(512) 471-1835


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