The Return to Biomedical Research: Treatment and Behavioral Effects
Jordan Cohen, MD; Eugene Garfield, PhD; David Cutler, PhD
David Cutler, PhD, professor of economics, Harvard University, was the 2003 recipient of Research!America's Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award. The award is named for and sponsored by the creator of the Science Citation Index, Eugene Garfield, PhD, president and editor-in-chief of The Scientist, R!A board member and a strong advocate of preventive medicine and life sciences research.
Garfield joined Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, to co-present the award to Cutler during a Washington, DC, reception on October 28 for Research!America members; the Research!America Board of Directors including Jordan Cohen, MD, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges and chair of the Garfield award selection committee; and other stakeholders in medical and health research.
Cutler was recognized for his paper "The Return to Biomedical Research: Treatment and Behavioral Effects," which explains his approach to measuring the value and impact of medical research and of public knowledge derived from health research. In accepting the award, Cutler shared details of his health and public economics work and philosophies.