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debra dwyer

DDwyer Director of Academic Planning, College of Arts and Sciences

Debra Sabatini Dwyer is a health and labor economist and a professor in the Center for Inequalities, Social Justice and Policy.  Dr. Dwyer has taught economics and public policy, as well as research and teaching methods, in many colleges within Stony Brook University, most recently in the department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering. She chaired the department of Health Care Policy and Management.  Dr. Dwyer spent eight years in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences where she continues to hold an affiliated appointment.  Prior to Stony Brook University, Dr. Dwyer was an economist in the Division of Economic Research, Office of Research Evaluation and Statistics, at the U.S. Social Security Administration.  She worked as part of the disability project team that focused on the disability components of the Social Security System.  Through that work she developed a model for simulating eligibility for disability insurance and supplemental security income in the general population.  Dr. Dwyer has published extensively in the area of health and labor economics with ties to public policy.  Her current research focuses on market failures and evaluation of the health care sector in the United States.  She is examining global technology addiction and problematic technology use among young people.  Dr. Dwyer earned a BS from Queens College and an MS and PhD from Cornell University.