Curtis Florence, PhD

Curtis Florence

Economics Team Lead, Data Analytics Branch, Division of Injury Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Health economics
  • Economics of injury and violence prevention

Curtis Florence, PhD, is the lead of the Economics Team for the Data Analytics Branch in the Injury Center’s Division of Injury Prevention. Dr. Florence leads a team of economists, providing estimates on the economic burden of injury and violence.

Prior to joining the Injury Center, Dr. Florence served as a faculty member in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Florence’s research covers a wide range of topics in health economics, including the economics of injury and violence prevention, private and public health insurance systems, determinants of health care spending, and the economics of health promotion. His research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, the British Medical Journal, Medical Care, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Injury Prevention, and Health Affairs.

He received his BA degree from the University of Alabama and his PhD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.