Marjorie Baldwin

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Marjorie L. Baldwin is a professor in the Department of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Professor Baldwin is a health economist with an international reputation for her research on employment discrimination against workers with disabilities (and, in particular, workers with mental disorders) and for her research on the costs and outcomes of work-related injuries. She is the author/co-author of more than 50 articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as the sole author of  Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness (April 2016, Rowman & Littlefield). The book analyzes the barriers to employment encountered by the SMI population, from the dual perspectives of a health economist and a parent. Professor Baldwin’s research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the National Institute of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, among others. She is currently principal investigator for a four-year study on disclosure of serious mental illness in the workplace, sponsored by NIMH. Professor Baldwin is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the American Society of Health Economists, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and serves on the National Advisory Mental Health Council for NIMH.  

Education

  • Ph.D. Syracuse University 1988
  • M.A. Syracuse University 1987
  • B.S. State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego 1971

Research Interests

Disability-related discrimination in the labor market

Employment of workers with serious mental illness 

Workers' compansation  

 

Publications

  • “Clinical Guidance on the Identification and Management of Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia,” with John M. Kane MD, Ofer Agid MD, Oliver Howes MD, et al. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 80 (March 2019): 18com12123.
  • Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Costs and Coverage, with Chris McLaren. Washington: National Academy of Social Insurance, 2018.
  • “Duration of Disability, Job Mismatch, and Employment Outcomes,” with Chung Choe.Applied Economics 49 (February 2017): 1001-1015.
  • Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • “Revisiting the Models Used to Estimate Disability-Related Wage Discrimination," with Chung Choe.  Applied Economics 46 (April 2014): 1393-1408.
  • "Wage Discrimination against Workers with Sensory Disabilities," with Chung Choe. Industrial Relations 53 (January 2014): 101-124.
  • "The Impact of Mental and Substance Use Disorders on Employment Transitions," with Steven C. Marcus. Health Economics 23 (March 2014): 332-344.   
  • "Disability Risk Management and Post-Injury Employment of Workers with Back Pain," with Richard J. Butler, William G. Johnson, and Pierre Côté.  Risk Management and Insurance Review 15 (Spring 2012): 35-55.  
  • "Job Loss Discrimination and Former Substance Use Disorders," with Steven C. Marcus and Jeffrey DeSimone. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 110 (July 2010): 1-7.
  • "Workplace Accommodations that Work for Persons with Mental Illness,” with Rebecca M. B. White. In Perspectives on Disability and Accommodation. Edited by Kelly Williams-Whitt and Daphne G. Taras, pp. 115-131. Victoria, BC: National Institute of Disability Management and Research, 2010.
  •  “Stigma, Discrimination, and Employment Outcomes among Persons with Mental Disorders,” with Steven C. Marcus. In Work Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health, edited by E. Sally Rogers and Izabela Schultz, pp. 53-72. New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2010.  
  •  “Post-Injury Work Incentives Revisited,” with Ju-Chin Huang and Karen Smith Conway. Southern Economic Journal.  76 (July 2009): 47-66.

Research Activity

  • “Disclosure of Serious Mental Illness in the Workplace.” National Institute of Mental Health. $2,029,215. (2017-2021)
  • “Promoting Health Lifestyle Behaviors to Address Obesity-Related Complications of Mental Illness.” $41,857. National Institute of Mental Health - Subcontract from Illinois Institute of Technology (2016-  ).  
  • “Adherence And Empowerment: Service Participation and Meaningful Outcomes.” $91,256.  National Institute of Mental Health - Subcontract from Illinois Institute of Technology (2012-2013).  
  • “Pilot Study for Competitive Employment among Persons with Serious Mental Illness,” with Steven C. Marcus (Penn). National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, Illinois Institute of Technology ($40,000);  Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania ($20,000); University Research Foundation Award, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, University of Pennsylvania ($50,000).  (2012-2014)

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 591Seminar
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 355Economics of Healthcare
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 455Health Economics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 455Health Economics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 455Health Economics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 455Health Economics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 455Health Economics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics

Honors/Awards

  • Huizingh Undergraduate Teaching Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2019 

  • Best Feature Article, "Disability Risk Management and Post-Injury Employment of Workers with Back Pain," Risk Management and Insurance Review 2013

  • Distinguished Professor for Teaching, University of North Carolina Board of Governors, 1999-2000

 

Professional Associations

American Economic Association; American Society of Health Economists; National Academy of Social Insurance; National Alliance on Mental Illness

Service

National Mental Health Advisory Council, National Institute of Mental Health, 2019-present.

National Academy of Social Insurance, Chair of Study Panel on National Data on Workers’ Compensation (2012-2018).

Steering Committee for “Building the 21st Century Health Administration Curriculum,” Harvard Business School, 2011-2012.

Expert Advisory Panel, Dubai Executive Council Health Insurance Committee, UAE, 2007-2008.

External Panel of Experts for the Cornell University Employment Policy Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2005-2010.  

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Public Health Administration and Policy

Work History

Arizona State University: 2002-present. Previous Appointments: East Carolina University

Consulting

  • Lundbeck LLC. Cost-effectiveness of AF53700, pipeline pharmaceutical product for treatment-resistant  schizophrenia. (2016-2018)
  • Evaluation of Americorp/Los Ancianos Project, Area Agency on Aging, Phoenix AZ (2011-2012)
  • Expert Advisory Panel, Dubai Executive Council Health Insurance Committee, UAE (2007-2008)

  • “Review of Physician Outcome Measurement Analysis,” with William Lohman, MD.  Provider Outcome Project: Ohio Board of Workers’ Compensation (2004)

 

Pro Bono

  • Steering Committee for “Building the 21st Century Health Administration Curriculum,” Harvard Business School, 2011-2012.

 

Expertise Areas