Eric Barrette, Ph.D. is a senior consultant at Bates White Economic Consulting in the Healthcare and Life Sciences practice areas. His work involves economic analysis of pricing, marketing, distribution, and reimbursement in pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He also works on issues regarding antitrust investigations including mergers and conduct investigations in healthcare industries. Prior to joining Bates White Dr. Barrette was postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Barrette served as principal investigator of a project studying geographic variation in healthcare costs and utilization for the Institute of Medicine through a subcontract to The Lewin Group. Dr. Barrette received a Ph.D. in health services research and policy from the University of Minnesota, a M.A. in economics from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in Economics and Actuarial Science from the University of St. Thomas. His research interests include health information technology diffusion, and healthcare market structure.