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Liver Center - Mark A. Schnitzler, PhD

Mark A. Schnitzler, PhD


(trained: Washington Univ) Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (SLUCOR) Associate Professor of Public Health Director, Transplant Outcomes and Policy Research (TOPR) Research: transplant, economic policy, outcomes analysis

Dr. Schnitzler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and Community Health in the School of Public Health at Saint Louis University. He earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in 1996 specializing in Labor Economics, Econometrics, and Industrial Organization. Soon after earning his degree, he began working primarily in health economics, policy, and epidemiology in solid organ transplantation. He is the founder and Director of Transplant Outcomes and Policy Research (TOPR) housed within the Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research (SLUcor) in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Schnitzler has served as Principal Investigator on more than 20 research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and others organizations and he has been a co-investigator on numerous additional projects. He has published over 60 articles, reports, and papers, primarily on health policy in solid organ transplantation, in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation and others. He is an active member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), serving as a member of its Public Policy Committee, AST’s lobbying arm, and has turned much of his current research effort toward supporting the needs of this organization.

Specific research topics in his current agenda include the cost effectiveness of government sponsored immunosuppressive drug coverage extensions to uninsured transplant recipients, the impact of loss of health coverage on survival in pediatric transplant recipients, the societal benefits of organ donation, and optimizing clinical strategies for the long term care of the transplant recipient.

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