Marlon P. Mundt, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as Director of Health Economics at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. Dr. Mundt leads a program of research focused on the costs and benefits of treatments to help people stop smoking cigarettes.
Dr. Mundt has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in a variety of multidisciplinary professional journals including Tobacco Control, American Journal of Managed Care, Value in Health, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Annals of Family Medicine, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Health Affairs, Alcoholism-Clinical & Experimental Research, International Journal of Nursing Studies and Injury Prevention, among others. His recent studies evaluate the cost-effectiveness of providing financial incentives to patients enrolled in Medicaid who smoke to engage in tobacco-cessation treatment with a tobacco quit line counselor.
His goal is to optimize tobacco-treatment options in order to achieve the greatest impact within the bounds of available resources. The overall aim of his work is to find the most cost-effective ways to help people stop smoking.