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

Dr. Curtis Florence is the Economics Team Lead 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 Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He received his BA from the University of Alabama and his PhD from the University of North Carolina.

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, Health Affairs, Inquiry, Medical Care Research and Review, Health Services Research and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.