Michael Thomas French

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Personal traits, cohabitation, and marriage
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, Department of Economics, and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, P O Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 45:184-99. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Macroeconomic fluctuations and motorcycle fatalities in the U.S
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, USA University of Miami, Department of Economics, USA University of Miami, Department of Public Health Sciences, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 104:187-93. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Motorcycle fatalities among out-of-state riders and the role of universal helmet laws
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, P O Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:1855-63. 2012
  4. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of four interventions for adolescents with a substance use disorder
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:272-81. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint The health benefits of moderate drinking revisited: alcohol use and self-reported health status
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, P O Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:484-91. 2007
  6. pmc The economic costs of substance abuse treatment: updated estimates and cost bands for program assessment and reimbursement
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:462-9. 2008
  7. pmc Drinkers and bettors: investigating the complementarity of alcohol consumption and problem gambling
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, PO Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 96:155-64. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of alcohol use in emergency department episodes
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 2030, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:2074-88. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Public policies and motorcycle safety
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Health Econ 28:831-8. 2009
  10. pmc Alcohol consumption and body weight
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 331284 2030, USA
    Health Econ 19:814-32. 2010

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Personal traits, cohabitation, and marriage
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, Department of Economics, and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, P O Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Res 45:184-99. 2014
    ..Numerous sensitivity tests support the core findings. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Macroeconomic fluctuations and motorcycle fatalities in the U.S
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, USA University of Miami, Department of Economics, USA University of Miami, Department of Public Health Sciences, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 104:187-93. 2014
    ..4% rise in the total motorcycle fatality rate. Along with potential mechanisms, policymakers and public health officials should consider the effects of business cycles on motorcycle safety. ..
  3. doi request reprint Motorcycle fatalities among out-of-state riders and the role of universal helmet laws
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, P O Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:1855-63. 2012
    ..These findings have important implications regarding unintended spillover effects of state-specific motor vehicle policies...
  4. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of four interventions for adolescents with a substance use disorder
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:272-81. 2008
    ..These challenges are explained and recommendations are proposed to guide future economic evaluations in this area...
  5. ncbi request reprint The health benefits of moderate drinking revisited: alcohol use and self-reported health status
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, P O Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:484-91. 2007
    ..In particular, we sought to determine whether moderate drinkers are more likely to self-report above-average health status compared with other current drinkers, former drinkers, and lifetime abstainers...
  6. pmc The economic costs of substance abuse treatment: updated estimates and cost bands for program assessment and reimbursement
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:462-9. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Drinkers and bettors: investigating the complementarity of alcohol consumption and problem gambling
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, PO Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 96:155-64. 2008
    ..After addressing the endogeneity of alcohol use when appropriate, we find strong evidence that problematic gambling and alcohol consumption are complementary activities...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of alcohol use in emergency department episodes
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 2030, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:2074-88. 2008
    ..Finally, frequency of binge drinking significantly increases the likelihood of ED visits for men. The results suggest that focusing solely on problem drinking provides a limited perspective...
  9. doi request reprint Public policies and motorcycle safety
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Health Econ 28:831-8. 2009
    ..Mandatory rider education programs and speed limits on rural interstates significantly impact non-fatal injuries...
  10. pmc Alcohol consumption and body weight
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 331284 2030, USA
    Health Econ 19:814-32. 2010
    ..Moreover, the first-difference results are much smaller in magnitude and sometimes different in sign compared with the benchmark pooled cross-sectional estimates...
  11. ncbi request reprint The health effects of parental problem drinking on adult children
    Ana I Balsa
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 12:55-66. 2009
    ..This is crucial information, in part because the average age of onset for depression and other mental health disorders is during late adolescence or young adulthood...
  12. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of a prerelease substance abuse treatment program for repeat criminal offenders
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Department of Economics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:31-41. 2010
    ..These results provide quantitative economic evidence that prerelease substance abuse treatment programs have the potential to reduce recidivism and save tax payer dollars without adding to existing prison resources...
  13. pmc Do alcohol consumers exercise more? Findings from a national survey
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 2030, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:2-10. 2009
    ..Investigate the relationship between alcohol consumption and physical activity because understanding whether there are common determinants of health behaviors is critical in designing programs to change risky activities...
  14. pmc That instrument is lousy! In search of agreement when using instrumental variables estimation in substance use research
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Health Econ 20:127-46. 2011
    ..We then offer recommendations related to the selection of reliable instruments in future studies...
  15. doi request reprint Is the United States ready to embrace concierge medicine?
    Michael T French
    Departments of Sociology, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Economics, Health Economics Research Group, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
    Popul Health Manag 13:177-82. 2010
    ..Given the short history and novelty of concierge medicine, this article explores the clinical, economic, marketing, ethical, and policy implications of this innovative approach to primary care...
  16. pmc Longitudinal analysis of changes in illicit drug use and health services utilization
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, 5202 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:877-99. 2011
    ..To analyze the relationships between illicit drug use and three types of health services utilization: emergency room utilization, hospitalization, and medical attention required due to injury(s)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Does America spend enough on addiction treatment? Results from public opinion surveys
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:245-54. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Underage alcohol use, delinquency, and criminal activity
    Michael T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Health Econ 15:1261-81. 2006
    ..However, the findings are not uniform across gender as we find striking differences between males and females. These results have interesting policy and public health implications regarding underage drinking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Price elasticity of demand for malt liquor beer: findings from a US pilot study
    Michael Thomas French
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2101-11. 2006
    ..Future research can use the methods from this pilot study to more rigorously examine and compare the price sensitivity among heavy drinking groups...
  20. ncbi request reprint A research agenda for economic evaluation of substance abuse services
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 29:125-37. 2005
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  21. ncbi request reprint Chronic illicit drug use, health services utilization and the cost of medical care
    M T French
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33136, USA
    Soc Sci Med 50:1703-13. 2000
    ..Innovative and culturally acceptable approaches may be necessary to provide incentives without posing unusual financial hardship...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cost estimation when time and resources are limited: the Brief DATCAP
    Michael T French
    Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:187-93. 2004
    ..These results have important research and policy implications because a shorter yet reasonably accurate cost instrument will enhance the feasibility and precision of future economic evaluations of addiction interventions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Using the DATCAP and ASI to estimate the costs and benefits of residential addiction treatment in the State of Washington
    Michael T French
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Services Research Center D93, University of Miami, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Third Floor, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:2267-82. 2002
    ..Thus, extensions of this research to other clients, States, and modalities should be feasible and straightforward...
  24. ncbi request reprint Using the drug abuse screening test (DAST-10) to analyze health services utilization and cost for substance users in a community-based setting
    M T French
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Florida 33136, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 36:927-46. 2001
    ..e., CDU, IDU) and diagnostic (i.e., DAST-10) criteria. Findings suggest that quantity/frequency criteria for problematic drug use were reasonable approximations for diagnostic-based measures...
  25. ncbi request reprint Can the Treatment Services Review be used to estimate the costs of addiction and ancillary services?
    M T French
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami D93, P O Box 016069, Third Floor, Highland Professional Building, 1801 Northwest 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Subst Abuse 12:341-61. 2000
    ..This paper examines whether a widely used treatment evaluation instrument, the Treatment Services Review (TSR), can be used to estimate the costs of addiction and ancillary services...
  26. ncbi request reprint Using cost and financing instruments for economic evaluation of substance abuse treatment services
    H J Salomé
    Health Services Research Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 15:253-69. 2001
    ..This paper outlines the contents of each instrument and, for illustrative purposes, presents results from several case studies. Suggestions for updates and enhancements for each instrument are also discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Problem drinking, health services utilization, and the cost of medical care
    P K Alexandre
    Health Services Research Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 15:285-98. 2001
    ..The total cost (full effect) for PAUs was composed of a main effect ($984) and an interaction effect (-$617). These findings have implications for substance abuse interventions and health care policy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of alcohol treatment services
    M T French
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 15:209-28. 2001
    ..The findings from economic evaluation studies must be reported in clear and nontechnical terms to an audience of clinicians and politicians so that they can be used in the process of decision making...
  29. pmc Illicit drug use and emergency room utilization
    K A McGeary
    University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Department of Economics, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Health Serv Res 35:153-69. 2000
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  30. ncbi request reprint Modified therapeutic community for mentally ill chemical abusers: outcomes and costs
    M T French
    University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Eval Health Prof 22:60-85. 1999
    ..The results of this study indicate that, suitably modified, the TC approach is an effective treatment alternative for homeless MICAs, with the potential to be highly cost-effective relative to standard services...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cost of employee assistance programs: comparison of national estimates from 1993 and 1995
    M T French
    University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 26:95-103. 1999
    ..The results of this study will be useful to EAP managers, mental health administrators, and mental health services researchers who are interested in the delivery and costs of EAP services...
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence the use and perceptions of employee assistance programs at six worksites
    M T French
    Department of Economics, University of Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 2:312-24. 1997
    ..The results of our study both reinforce some long-established principles in the EAP field and encourage further consideration of other beliefs...
  33. ncbi request reprint A structured instrument for estimating the economic cost of drug abuse treatment. The Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP)
    M T French
    University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 14:445-55. 1997
    ..Lastly, we discuss the DATCAP User's Manual, which will enable individual programs to begin collecting the necessary data and estimating economic costs at their own clinics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic cost of substance abuse treatment
    M T French
    Department of Economics, University of Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Health Econ 6:539-44. 1997
    ..The estimation methods and results can be used by treatment programmes for self-evaluation purposes and by researchers who are interested in performing cost-effectiveness or benefit-cost analyses of substance abuse services...
  35. ncbi request reprint The cost of medical care for patients with diabetes, hypertension and both conditions: does alcohol use play a role?
    M T French
    Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    J Intern Med 258:45-54. 2005
    ..To estimate and compare the medical costs of individuals with diabetes and/or hypertension relative to a matched sample of individuals with neither condition, and determine if these costs are significantly influenced by alcohol use...

Research Grants21

  1. ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Economic Evaluation Methods: Development and Application
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  3. Economic Evaluation Methods: Development and Application
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  4. Economic Consequences of Alcohol Use Disorders
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, the research significance is high because few studies have used contemporary research methods and data to estimate the economic effects of alcohol use and abuse. ..
  5. Economic Evaluation Methods: Development and Application
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  6. Economic Consequences of Alcohol Use Disorders
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, the research significance is high because few studies have used contemporary research methods and data to estimate the economic effects of alcohol use and abuse. ..
  7. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL SERVICES & INTERVENTIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..S. as well as abroad, the proposed study holds important potential to assist researchers, policymakers, and program directors with economic evaluation guidelines and "real world" applications. ..
  8. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL SERVICES & INTERVENTIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..S. as well as abroad, the proposed study holds important potential to assist researchers, policymakers, and program directors with economic evaluation guidelines and "real world" applications. ..
  9. ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 1999
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  10. ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  11. Economic Evaluation Methods: Development and Application
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  12. ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  13. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL SERVICES & INTERVENTIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..S. as well as abroad, the proposed study holds important potential to assist researchers, policymakers, and program directors with economic evaluation guidelines and "real world" applications. ..
  14. UTILIZATION AND COST OF HEALTH SERVICES BY CDUs
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  15. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL SERVICES & INTERVENTIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..S. as well as abroad, the proposed study holds important potential to assist researchers, policymakers, and program directors with economic evaluation guidelines and "real world" applications. ..
  16. ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  17. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL SERVICES & INTERVENTIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..S. as well as abroad, the proposed study holds important potential to assist researchers, policymakers, and program directors with economic evaluation guidelines and "real world" applications. ..
  18. ECONOMIC EVALUATION METHODS--DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATIONS
    Michael French; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....