Thomas Wickizer received a BA degree from Northwestern University in 1969. He attended The University of Michigan from 1978 to 1979 and received a MPH degree from the School of Public Health, and then returned to Michigan in 1983 to begin doctoral training. Dr. Wickizer received a PhD degree from The University of Michigan in 1988. From 1988 to 2009 he was a member of the faculty at the University of Washington School of Public Health and taught courses in health economics and health care policy. He also directed the School's MPH Extended Degree Program and directed a NIOSH-funded doctoral training program in occupational health services research. His research at Washington focused on analyzing the effect of utilization management programs on health care costs and patterns of care, examining the effect of managed care programs, evaluating the outcomes of substance abuse treatment, and analyzing the effects of quality improvement programs. In 1997, Dr. Wickizer was awarded the Rohm and Haas Distinguished Professorship in recognition of his research in the area of occupational medicine. In 2009, Dr. Wickizer joined the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Public Health as the Stephen F. Loebs Distinguished Professor of Health Services Management and Policy. He directs the College's Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies and the Health Services Management and Policy PHD program.