David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS), Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science, and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

Meltzer's research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of care, especially in teaching hospitals. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and serves the on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Healthy People 2020, as an Advisor to the Congressional Budget Office, and on council of the National Institute for General Medical Studies.

Meltzer received a BS from Yale, and an MD and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Meltzer served on the PCORI Methodology Committee between January 2011 and March 2023. He was also a member of the Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials Subcommittee on Recruitment, Accrual, and Retention.

Conflicts of Interest

As of March 2, 2023

Financial or Business Associations:

  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Board of Directors/Trustees (compensated position), Spouse
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant
  • PCORI, Contract
  • University of Chicago, Grant
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Grant
  • RWJ Foundation, Stock
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Grant

Personal Associations:

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member
  • Comprehensive Care Institute, Chair/Chairperson or other Board Officer


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