Peer-Reviewed Publications

Oddo, V.M., Krieger, J., Knox, M., Saelens, B.E., Chan, N., Walkinshaw, L.P., Podrabsky, M., Jones-Smith, J.C., 2019. Perceptions of the possible health and economic impacts of Seattle’s sugary beverage tax. BMC public health, 19(1), p.910.

Melissa Knox; Creating a preference for prevention: the role of universal health care in the demand for preventive care among Mexico’s vulnerable populationsHealth Policy and Planning, Volume 33, Issue 7, 1 September 2018, Pages 853–860

Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez & Melissa A. Knox, 2013. “Social Protection Programs and Employment: The Case of Mexico’s Seguro Popular Program,” Economia Mexicana, Vol. 0(2), page 403-448.

Working Papers (drafts on request)

Social Protection and Mexico’s Return Migration  (with Jaime Lara)

Health Care Reform in a Middle Income Country: Transfer Program or Something More? Impacts of Mexico’s Seguro Popular Program Five Years after Introduction

Older version is here: Health Insurance for All: An Evaluation of Mexico’s Seguro Popular Program

Current Projects

Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax:

I am currently working on several research projects related to the evaluation of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax.  Our projects are funded by the City of Seattle, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and CSDE at UW.

Our reports to the City of Seattle can be found here:

Baseline Report

Six Month Post-Tax Report

Food Availability Report

I also completed an independent report on the impact of beverage tax spending on the WA farm economy (with Lina Pinero Walkinshaw):

Mexican Health Care System:

I continue to work on the Mexican health care system, specifically the Seguro Popular reform.  I have two completed working papers listed above.  The next projects will derive from the pilot research below:

Selection, Moral Hazard, and Demand for Preventive Care under Universal Health Care
(project funded by CHTF Pilot Grant for Research on Subnational Burden of Disease – NIA Grant number P30AG047845)

Public Engagement Pieces

Could a Tax on Stock Trades Pay Off the Nation’s Student Debt?” The Conversation, 22 July, 2019. (Reposted at: Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, SF Gate, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Motley Fool, and others.)



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