Directors' Bios

Steve ParenteStephen T. Parente is the Minnesota Insurance Industry Professor of Health Finance and Insurance in the Department of Finance in the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota where he specializes in health economics, health insurance, medical technology evaluation, and health information technology. He has extensive experience directing empirical analyses utilizing primary and secondary databases and is acknowledged as a national expert on using administrative databases, particularly Medicare and health insurer data, for health policy research. He has served has a consultant to several of the largest healthcare organizations including: UnitedHealth Group, BlueCross BlueShield, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, Pfizer, Merck, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and various government agencies. He is currently the principal investigator for several projects evaluating the impact of consumer-directed health plans.

Dr. Parente teaches graduate level courses in health economics, information technology and medical technology evaluation. He holds an appointment as adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, and both a Masters of Science in public policy analysis and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Rochester.