Brigham Walker, PhD

Assistant Professor

Room 1937
Brigham Walker headshot

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Economics, Tulane University
Masters, Economic Analysis and Policy, Tulane University
Masters, Finance, University of London
Masters, Management, Harvard University
Bachelors, Molecular Biology, Princeton University


Brigham Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His research generally focuses on how providers, payers, and patients behave in response to new information or incentives. He is also interested in discrimination and equity topics generally.  He is a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and his CV can be found at

Research Areas

  • Health care utilization
  • Access and equity
  • Health insurance
  • Incentives and information

Honors & Awards

  • Tulane University Provost’s Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Research Synergy Award


Details on his research can be found at Brigham Walker-Google Scholar.


HPAM 8770-01: Health Service Research Methods