Stephen T. Parente, PhD, MPH, MS is the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance in Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and Associate Dean of the Carlson Global Institute. As a finance professor, he specializes in health economics, information technology, and health insurance.
Dr. Parente has been the principal investigator on large government and foundation funded studies regarding consumer-directed health plans, health information technology, and health policy micro-simulation. He is the founding director of the Medical Valuation Laboratory, a nine-college interdisciplinary effort to accelerate medical innovation from scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs.
Previously, Dr. Parente served in government as Chief Economist for Health Policy on the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House, Senior Adviser to the Secretary for Health Economics in the Department of Health and Human Services and adviser to the Congressional Budget Office.
Dr. Parente has been published in peer-reviewed journals on health reform, medical technology assessment, and consumer choices in health and wealth management, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Health Economics, and Medical Care. He has been quoted and interviewed about his work by The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, the PBS News Hour, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Parente also served as Vice Chair of Academy Health, Chair of the Health Care Cost Institute and Legislative Fellow in the office of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). He has a PhD in health finance and organization from Johns Hopkins University and an MPH in health economics and an MS in public policy analysis, both from the University of Rochester in New York.