Milton C. Weinstein
Primary Faculty

Milton C. Weinstein

CHDS Core Faculty

Center for Health Decision Science

Other Positions

Research Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management, Emeritus

Health Policy and Management

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Milton C. Weinstein, Ph.D., is the Henry J. Kaiser Research Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is best known for his research on cost-effectiveness of medical practices and for developing methods of economic evaluation and decision analysis in health care. He is a co-developer of the CEPAC (Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications) computer simulation model, and has conducted studies on prevention and treatment of HIV infections. He was the co-developer of the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model, which has been used to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular prevention and treatment. He is an author of four books: Decision Making in Health and Medicine: Integrating Evidence and Values; Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, the report of the Panel of Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine; Clinical Decision Analysis; and Hypertension: A Policy Perspective. He has also published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed medical, public health, and economics journals. He is a consultant with Quadrant Health Economics. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and a recipient of the Award for Career Achievement from the Society for Medical Decision Making, the Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and the Frank P. Ramsey Award for Decision Analysis from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. Dr. Weinstein received his A.B. and A.M. in Applied Mathematics (1970), his M.P.P. (1972), and his Ph.D. in Public Policy (1973) from Harvard University.



Milton Weinstein honored at career symposium

Colleagues and former students of Milton Weinstein, Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently gathered for a celebration honoring his 45-year career.

Prevention in public health: What works?

May 21, 2014 — No other industry of the size and complexity of the U.S. health care system operates with so little understanding of the results of its investments, Dean Julio Frenk told an audience gathered May 15,…

Autism diagnosis surge puts financial strain on schools

The cost of special education and medical services for a child with autism averages $17,000 annually, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues. Schools bear the brunt of the economic…

Public health and the U.S. economy

[ Fall 2012 ] How the next U.S. president can stack the deck in favor of people’s health and wealth in 2013 With the November 2012 elections on the horizon, Americans surveyed in national polls consistently rank the…