Kevin Frick, PhD, is a health economist trained at the University of Michigan (PhD in Economics and Health Services Organization and Policy, 1996) and a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has been actively involved in assessments of the burden of disease and the cost-effectiveness of a variety of medical care and community-based interventions to decrease disease burden. He has lectured on cost-effectiveness to audiences including students in Schools of Public Health, Social Work, and Nursing, nurses at various levels, and eye care professionals. His work on costs and cost-effectiveness has spanned topics in a wide variety of health areas (including but not limited to eye care and vision issues, obesity, cancer, asthma, breastfeeding, and active management of third stage labor) and has ranged from the local community in Baltimore to the United States and other countries around the world. His work on an Evidence-Based Practice Center methods project has led to an increasing interest in whether and how cost-effectiveness result are used by stakeholders and how the use of results can be facilitated.