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Joel E. Segel, PhD

Joel E. Segel, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Opioid Analgesics
  • Neoplasms
  • Mortality
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Population
  • Mammography
  • Medicare
  • Hospital Emergency Service
  • Health
  • Health Expenditures
  • Breast Neoplasms

Recent Publications


Akande, AO, Riehman-Murphy, C, Oji-Mmuo, C, Jones, A, Chen, Q, Segel, JE, Sterner, GE & Adam, MT 2023, 'A scoping review of the opioid epidemic among U.S. Immigrants: Implications for treatment practices', Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.


Hsuan, C, Segel, JE, Hsia, RY, Wang, Y & Rogowski, J 2022, 'Association of emergency department crowding with inpatient outcomes', Health Services Research.
Shearer, RD, Jones, A, Howell, BA, Segel, JE & Winkelman, TNA 2022, 'Associations between prescription and illicit stimulant and opioid use in the United States, 2015–2020', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol. 143, 108894.
Tchelebi, LT, Shen, B, Wang, M, Potters, L, Herman, J, Boffa, D, Segel, JE, Park, HS & Zaorsky, NG 2022, 'Nonadherence to Multimodality Cancer Treatment Guidelines in the United States', Advances in Radiation Oncology, vol. 7, no. 5, 100938.
Chen, Q, Sterner, G, Segel, J & Feng, Z 2022, 'Trends in opioid-related crime incidents and comparison with opioid overdose outcomes in the United States', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 101, 103555.


Roblin, DW, Segel, JE, McCarthy, RJ & Mendiratta, N 2021, 'Comparative Effectiveness of a Complex Care Program for High-Cost/High-Need Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study', Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 2021-2029.
Segel, JE & Tran, L 2021, 'Differences Between Participant and Non-participant Hospitals in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model', Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 2891-2893.
Tran, L, Chetlen, AL, Leslie, DL & Segel, JE 2022, 'Effect of Out-of-Pocket Costs on Subsequent Mammography Screening', Journal of the American College of Radiology, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 24-34.
Ortiz, SE, Segel, JE & Tran, LM 2021, 'Health Savings Plans and Disparities in Access to Care by Race and Ethnicity', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. e81-e92.
Zaorsky, NG, Khunsriraksakul, C, Acri, SL, Liu, DJ, Ba, DM, Lin, JL, Liu, G, Segel, JE, Drabick, JJ, Mackley, HB & Leslie, DL 2021, 'Medical Service Use and Charges for Cancer Care in 2018 for Privately Insured Patients Younger Than 65 Years in the US', JAMA network open, vol. 4, no. 10, 27784.
Segel, JE & Winkelman, TNA 2021, 'Persistence and Pervasiveness: Early Wave Opioid Overdose Death Rates Associated With Subsequent Overdose Death Rates', Public Health Reports, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 212-218.
Segel, JE, Schaefer, EW, Zaorsky, NG, Hollenbeak, CS, Ramian, H & Raman, JD 2021, 'Potential Winners and Losers: Understanding How the Oncology Care Model May Differentially Affect Hospitals', JCO Oncology Practice, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. E1150-E1161.
Segel, JE, Ross, HI, Edwards, JL, Braun, KA & Davis, LA 2021, 'The Unique Challenges Facing Rural Providers in the COVID-19 Pandemic', Population Health Management, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 304-306.


Rao, P, Segel, JE, McGregor, LM, Lengerich, EJ, Drabick, JJ & Miller, B 2020, 'Attendance at National Cancer Institute and Children's Oncology Group Facilities for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Cancer in Pennsylvania: A Population-Based Study', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 47-54.
Kalidindi, Y, Jung, J, Segel, J & Leslie, D 2020, 'Impact of Length of Hospice on Spending and Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Lung Cancer', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 918-924.
Segel, JE, Hollenbeak, CS & Gusani, NJ 2020, 'Rural-Urban Disparities in Pancreatic Cancer Stage of Diagnosis: Understanding the Interaction With Medically Underserved Areas', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 476-483.
Mama, SK, Bhuiyan, N, Foo, W, Segel, JE, Bluethmann, SM, Winkels, RM, Wiskemann, J, Calo, WA, Lengerich, EJ & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'Rural-urban differences in meeting physical activity recommendations and health status in cancer survivors in central Pennsylvania', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 5013-5022.
Segel, JE & Lengerich, EJ 2020, 'Rural-urban differences in the association between individual, facility, and clinical characteristics and travel time for cancer treatment', BMC Public Health, vol. 20, no. 1, 196.


Segel, JE, Schaefer, EW, Raman, JD & Hollenbeak, CS 2019, 'Association Between Hospitals’ Risk-Adjusted Emergency Department Visits and Survival and Costs in Kidney Cancer Patients Undergoing Nephrectomy', Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. e650-e657.
Segel, JE, Ortiz, SE, Shaw, BW, Stephens, M & Scanlon, DP 2019, 'Becoming a learning health system: Designing and implementing a patient-centred clinical intervention', Management in Healthcare, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 302-316. <>
Segel, JE & Jung, J 2019, 'Coverage, financial burden, and the patient protection and affordable care act for patients with cancer', Journal of oncology practice, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. e1035-e1049.
Kalidindi, Y, Segel, J & Jung, J 2020, 'Impact of Hospice on Spending and Utilization Among Patients With Lung Cancer in Medicare', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 286-293.
Segel, JE, Shi, Y, Moran, JR & Scanlon, DP 2019, 'Opioid misuse, labor market outcomes, and means-tested public expenditures: a conceptual framework', The American journal of managed care, vol. 25, no. 13, pp. S270-S276.
Segel, JE, Shi, Y, Moran, JR & Scanlon, DP 2019, 'Revenue Losses to State and Federal Government From Opioid-related Employment Reductions', Medical care, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 494-497.