Faculty Profile

Mark Bicket

Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD, FASA

  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy

Dr. Bicket has research interests in the use of health services research, clinical trials and pharmacoepdemiological methods to inform policy and improve outcomes. His work has an emphasis on acute healthcare settings such as surgery, dentistry, and emergency medicine. He has provided scientific guidance on healthcare, opioid, and pain policy to government agencies and and organizations at the federal, regional, and state levels, including the National Academy of Medicine and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He also co-directs the Overdose Prevention Engagement Network (OPEN).

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2019
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2010

Health services and pharmacoepidemiological research, clinical trials, comparative effectiveness studies.

Research Projects:
The Comparing Analgesic Regimen Effectiveness and Safety after Surgery (CARES) Trial https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2021/comparing-analgesic-regimen-effectiveness-and-safety-after-surgery-cares-trial

Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN): an educational program for expanding evidence based pain and opioid prescribing https://michigan-open.org/

Pharmacoepidemiology studies on opioid and other controlled substance use patterns and adverse events in private, Medicare, Medicaid, and other claims data.

Simha S, Ahmed Y, Brummett CM, Waljee JF, Englesbe MJ, Bicket MC. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid overdose and other adverse events in the USA and Canada: a systematic review. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Oct 6:rapm-2022-103591.

Howard R, Hendren S, Patel M, Gunaseelan V, Wixson M, Waljee J, Englesbe M, Bicket MC. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Elective vs. Emergency Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. Ann Surg. 2022 Aug 11. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005667. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35950753.

Bicket MC, Iyengar V, States L. Addressing Inequities in Older Adults' Health: A Role for Emerging Technologies. JAMA Health Forum. 2021 Apr 1;2(4):e210680. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0680. PMID: 36218811.

Bicket MC, Park JN, Torrie A, Allen ST, Weir BW, Sherman SG. Factors associated with chronic pain and non-medical opioid use among people who inject drugs. Addict Behav. 2020 Mar;102:106172. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106172. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31704433.