Susan L. Ettner is Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research n the UCLA Department of Medicine and in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Ettner obtained her Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. She was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Health Care Policy prior to joining UCLA in 1999. Dr. Ettner was the 2001 recipient of the Alice S. Hersch New Investigator Award by the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, given each year to the outstanding new health services researcher in the country. Dr. Ettner's research interests include mental health and substance abuse services, reciprocity in the relationship between health and labor market outcomes, insurance markets and managed care, chronic disability, post-acute and long-term care. She teaches an advanced research methods course for the doctoral students in the Fielding School of Public Health and is involved in a number of research projects, including a study of the cost-effectiveness of a randomized, integrated patient-provider intervention to prevent harmful and hazardous alcohol use in the elderly; an administrative data analysis of treatment patterns and their relationship to outcomes among managed behavioral health patients; a pilot study of provider financial incentives for improving the quality of depression care; an evaluation of the impact of the Medicare Part D benzodiazepine exclusion on managed care patients with anxiety diagnoses or a history of benzodiazepine use; and an assessment of predictors of health services and long-term care use among triply diagnosed HIV+ patients. Dr. Ettner is also a member of the Task Force and legislative analyst for the California Health Benefits Review Program, which provides independent analyses of the medical, financial, and public health impacts of proposed health insurance benefit mandates.