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Jeffrey Harman PhD

Jeffrey Harman PhD

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Jeffrey Harman, PhD, a health economist, is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida. After working for several years as a mental health counselor, he received his Ph.D. in Health Services Research. Dr. Harman’s research has been funded by such agencies as the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, and private industry. Dr. Harman’s research has resulted in over 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has been a grant reviewer for such organizations as the National Institutes for Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and serves as a reviewer for over 20 journals, having been designated an Exceptional Reviewer on multiple occasions. His recent service includes an appointment to the Expert Advisory Panel, Texas Medicaid Waiver Demonstration, College of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University, and the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Readmission Measure Workgroup, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recent awards include the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship and the Dean’s Citation Paper Award.


1990 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
B.A. in Economics

1996 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
M.S. in Health Services Research and Policy

1999 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration


Member, AcademyHealth, 1997-present

Research Focus

Dr. Harman’s program of research focuses on the utilization and expenditures of health services, with an emphasis on the impact of health policies on services for vulnerable populations, such as Medicaid beneficiaries and individuals suffering from mental illness. Other research foci include implementation of patient-centered components and integration of behavioral health care in safety net physician practices. Current funded projects include an evaluation of Florida’s Family Medicaid Family Planning Waiver and Florida’s Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance Program.


Harman JS, Mills J, Harle CA, Cook RL, “Electronic Health Record Availability and Anxiety Treatment in Office Based Practices,” Psychiatric Services, 67(10):1125-1155, 2016.

Dark T, Harman JS, Flynn H, Kinsell HS, Rust G, “Epidemiology of Emergency Department Visits for Anxiety in the United States: 2009-2011,” Psychiatric Services, 68(3):238-244, 2016.

Mills JC, Harman JS, Cook RL, Marlow NM, Harle CA, Duncan RP, Gaynes BN, Pence BW, “Comparative Effectiveness of Dual vs. Single-Action Antidepressants on HIV Clinical Outcomes in HIV-Infected People with Depression,” AIDS, 31(18):2515-2524, 2017.

Harman JS, Hall AG, Lemak CH, Duncan RP, “Do Provider Service Networks Result in Lower Expenditures Compared to HMOs or Primary Care Case Management in Florida’s Medicaid Program?” Health Services Research, 49(3):858-878, 2014.

Hall AG, Webb FJ, Scuderi CB, Tamayo-Friedel C, Harman JS, “Differences in Patient Ratings of Medical Home Domains Among Adults with Diabetes: Comparisons Across Primary Care Sites,” Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 5(4):247-252, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae