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Marjorie Baldwin

Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9801
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9801

Marjorie L. Baldwin is a Professor in the Department of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business, and Academic Director for Public Health Programs in the College of Health Solutions. Dr. Baldwin is a health economist who has devoted a major part of her career to studying work disability and disability-related discrimination. She is the author or co-author of more than 50 articles and book chapters. Professor Baldwin has been a principal investigator for major studies of the costs and outcomes of work-related injuries, as well as studies of labor market discrimination against persons with serious mental illness, and persons with substance use disorders. Her 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 a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the American Society of Health Economists, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and holds an adjunct faculty positon with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Her new book, Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness, describes the barriers to employment encountered by persons with serious mental illness and how those barriers can be overcome, from the dual perspectives of family member and researcher.


  • PhD — Syracuse University, 1988
  • MA — Syracuse University, 1987
  • BS — State University College at Oswego, 1971
  • Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Costs and Coverage, with Chris McLaren. Washington: National Academy of Social Insurance, 2016.
  • “Duration of Disability, Job Mismatch, and Employment Outcomes,” with Chung Choe. Forthcoming in Applied Economics.
  • “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
  • “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)
Honors / Awards
  • 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
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
  • Lundbeck LLC. Cost-effectiveness of AF53700, pipeline pharmaceutical product for treatment-resistant  schizophrenia. (2016-    )
  • 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
  • National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), Study Panel on National Data on Workers’ Compensation (2004-present. Chair (2012-present)
  • Steering Committee for “Building the 21st Century Health Administration Curriculum,” Harvard Business School, 2011-2012.


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