Janis Barry

Associate Professor of Economics
CSWEP Department Representative
Email: [email protected]

Lincoln Center Campus: Lowenstein 916F
Phone: 212-636-6077

  • Ph.D., The New School

    • Labor Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Industrial Organization
  • Janis Barry specializes in labor and health economics. In 2006, she received a Fulbright Scholar’s award to teach in Finland.  Her most recent publication (2012) appears in The Journal of Urban Health, where she looked at the significance of poverty-area residence for increasing the odds of a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, in three major US cities, over a 10-year period. Her current research considers why the expansion of the physician workforce, as incentivized by the Affordable Care Act, will not automatically improve the production of health.  Using the National Health Interview Survey merged with three other data sets, she investigates contextual as well as individual determinants of cancer screening utilization.  She is an active member of the American Society of Health Economists and the International Health Economics Association.

  • Journal Articles
    Significance of Increasing Poverty Levels in Determining Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis in 1990 and 2000, with Nancy Breen and Michael Barrett. Journal of Urban Health, 89, 2012, pp. 614-627.

    The Importance of Place of Residence in Predicting Late-Stage Diagnosis of Breast or Cervical Cancer, with Nancy Breen. Health and Place, 11(1), 2005, pp. 15-29.

    Stage of Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: A Prevention Policy Perspective, with Nancy Breen. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, September/October 1996. Vol. 12 (5), pp. 327-337.

    Health Status and Lost Earnings of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Women. New England Journal for Public Policy, Spring/Summer, 1996, Vol. 11 (2), pp. 155-169.

    Family Employment Status and Labor Market Outcomes for Teens and Young Adults. Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, 1995-96, No. 9, pp. 25-46.

    Books and Book Chapters
    The Social and Economic Determinants of Health, with Peter Arno. In Jeff Madrick (ed.), Unconventional Wisdom: Alternative Perspectives on the New Economy, pp. 93-104. New York: The Century Foundation, 2000.

    Effects of Living in a Poor or Underclass Neighborhood on Cancer Screening. In Proceedings of the 25th Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services DHHS Pub. No. (PHS) 1996-1214, pp. 207-221, 1996.

    Hispanics in the Labor Force: Issues and Policies. Edited by Edwin Melendez, Clara Rodriguez, and Janis Barry Figueroa, New York: Plenum Press, 1991.