F. Reed Johnson, PhD

Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Email address reed.johnson@duke.edu

F. Reed Johnson, PhD, has more than 40 years of academic and research experience in health and environmental economics. He has served on the faculties of several universities in the United States, Canada, and Sweden, and as Distinguished Fellow at Research Triangle Institute. He currently is Senior Research Scholar in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. As a staff member in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s environmental economics research program during the 1980s, Reed helped pioneer development of basic non­market valuation techniques. These techniques now are widely used for benefit-cost analysis in health and environmental economics. He has designed and analyzed numerous surveys for measuring preferences for and value of health outcomes, health­risk reductions, and improved environmental quality.

Dr. Johnson has over 140 publications in books and peer- reviewed journals. His research has been published in various medical journals, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Medical Decision Making, Health Economics, Value in Health, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and other journals. He has coauthored a book on techniques for using existing environmental and health value estimates for policy analysis.

His current research involves quantifying patients’ willingness to accept side­effect risks in return for therapeutic benefits and estimating general time equivalences among health states. He led the first FDA­ sponsored study on patients’ willingness to accept benefit-risk tradeoffs for new health technologies. The study was used to develop recent FDA guidance on submitting patient-preference data to support regulatory reviews of medical devices.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1974

Publications

Gonzalez, JM, Johnson, FR, McAteer, H, Posner, J, and Mughal, F. "Comparing preferences for outcomes of psoriasis treatments among patients and dermatologists in the U.K.: results from a discrete-choice experiment." The British journal of dermatology 176, no. 3 (March 2017): 777-785.

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27292093
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Mühlbacher, AC, Kaczynski, A, Zweifel, P, and Johnson, FR. "Experimental measurement of preferences in health and healthcare using best-worst scaling: an overview." Health economics review 6, no. 1 (December 2016): 2-.

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26743636
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Mühlbacher, AC, Zweifel, P, Kaczynski, A, and Johnson, FR. "Experimental measurement of preferences in health care using best-worst scaling (BWS): theoretical and statistical issues." Health economics review 6, no. 1 (December 2016): 5-.

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26822869
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Marshall, DA, Gonzalez, JM, Johnson, FR, MacDonald, KV, Pugh, A, Douglas, MP, and Phillips, KA. "What are people willing to pay for whole-genome sequencing information, and who decides what they receive?." Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 18, no. 12 (December 2016): 1295-1302.

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27253734
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Smith, MY, Hammad, TA, Metcalf, M, Levitan, B, Noel, R, Wolka, AM, Michaels, DL, and Johnson, FR. "Patient Engagement at a Tipping Point—The Need for Cultural Change Across Patient, Sponsor, and Regulator Stakeholders." Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science 50, no. 5 (September 2016): 546-553.

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Johnson, FR, and Zhou, M. "Patient Preferences in Regulatory Benefit-Risk Assessments: A US Perspective." Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 19, no. 6 (September 2016): 741-745.

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27712700
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Mühlbacher, A, and Johnson, FR. "Choice Experiments to Quantify Preferences for Health and Healthcare: State of the Practice." Applied health economics and health policy 14, no. 3 (June 2016): 253-266.

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26992386
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Mohamed, AF, Johnson, FR, Balp, M-M, and Calado, F. "Preferences and Stated Adherence for Antibiotic Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Pseudomonas Infections." The patient 9, no. 1 (February 2016): 59-67.

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25838082
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Mühlbacher, A, Johnson, FR, Yang, J-C, Happich, M, and Belger, M. "Do You Want to Hear the Bad News? The Value of Diagnostic Tests for Alzheimer's Disease." Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 19, no. 1 (January 12, 2016): 66-74.

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26797238
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Cross, J, Yang, J-C, Johnson, FR, Quiroz, J, Dunn, J, Raspa, M, and Bailey, DB. "Caregiver Preferences for the Treatment of Males with Fragile X Syndrome." Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP 37, no. 1 (January 2016): 71-79.

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26595147
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