UCSF

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James Lightwood, PhD

Associate Professor

My research focuses on the economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-benefit analysis of public health programs. I am particularly interested in the economics of tobacco control and prevention of chronic illness.

Study finds tobacco control efforts yield huge health care savings

California tobacco control efforts that cost $2.4 billion over nearly two decades reduced health care costs during that same period by $134 billion, according to a new study co-authored by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member James Lightwood, PhD.

Follow-up care proves valuable, studies show

Two studies conducted by UCSF School of Pharmacy researchers demonstrate how follow-up care by pharmacists can help patients adhere to their medications, decrease the number of return visits, and increase patient satisfaction.