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John F. Dickerson, PhD

John Dickerson, PhD, is a health economist and biostatistician interested in modeling patient and provider behavior related to adherence as part of observational and controlled research studies.

Dr. Dickerson, who has held several roles at CHR for 20 years, joined CHR’s Biostatistics Core in 2015. He is currently working on several projects using innovative techniques to attempt to isolate the causal effects of patient adherence on targeted outcomes as part of controlled trials and observation studies. These studies include evaluations of a financial navigation intervention in cancer treatment and a suicide prevention intervention among at-risk youth.

Dr. Dickerson earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, a master’s in economics from Oregon State University, and a PhD in health services research at the University of Washington with dual concentrations in health economics and statistics. His dissertation research focused on the role of patient adherence in the treatment and prevention of depression.

Selected Publications

  • Lynch FL, Dickerson JF, Rozenman MS, Gonzalez A, Schwartz KTG, Porta G, O'Keeffe-Rosetti M, Brent D, Weersing VR. Cost-effectiveness of Brief Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3). PMID: 33720373
  • Lynch FL, Dickerson JF, Clarke GN, Beardslee WR, Weersing VR, Gladstone TRG, Porta G, Brent DA, Mark TL, DeBar LL, Hollon SD, Garber J. Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing Depression Among At-Risk Youths: Postintervention and 2-Year Follow-Up. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Apr 1;70(4):279-286. Epub 2019 Jan 3. PMID: 30929618
  • Banegas MP, Dickerson JF, Friedman NL, Mosen DM, Ender AX, Chang TR, Runge TA, Hornbrook MC. Evaluation of a novel financial navigator pilot to address patient concerns about medical care costs. Perm J 2019;23:18-084. PMCID: PMC6380481
  • Dickerson, JF, Lynch FL, Leo MC, DeBar LL, Pearson J, Clarke GN. Cost-effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Youth Declining Antidepressants. Pediatrics 2018 Feb;141(2). pii: e2017 1969. PMCID: PMC5810604
  • Dickerson JF, Feeny DH, Clarke GN, MacMillan AL, Lynch FL. Evidence on the longitudinal construct validity of major generic and utility measures of health-related quality of life in teens with depression. Qual Life Res 2018 Feb;27(2):447-454. PMID: 29149441
  • Banegas MP, Dickerson JF, Kent EE, de Moor JS, Virgo KS, Guy GP Jr., Ekwueme DU, Zheng Z, Nutt S, Pace L, Varga A, Waiwaiole L, Schneider J, Robin Yabroff K. Exploring barriers to the receipt of necessary medical care among cancer survivors under age 65 years. J Cancer Surviv 2018 Feb;12(1):28-37. PMCID: PMC6993114
  • Johnson ES, Dickerson JF, Vollmer WM, Rowley AM, Ritenbaugh C, Deyo RA, DeBar L. The feasibility of matching on a propensity score for acupuncture in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic pain. BMC Med Res Methodol 2017 Mar 16;17(1):42. PMCID: PMC5356308

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