- Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
- University of Michigan, BA, Economics
- Harvard University, PhD, Economics
An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Russell's research focuses on health policy, particularly cost-effectiveness analysis and related topics, such as simulation modeling, a fundamental methodology in cost-effectiveness analysis; the time patients and their families spend undergoing medical care, a major and largely unrecognized cost of the health system; and applications of modeling and cost-effectiveness to chronic and infectious diseases. She co-chaired the U.S. Public Health Service Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, which published recommendations for improving the quality and comparability of cost-effectiveness studies (Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, Oxford University Press, 1996, and three articles in JAMA October 1996) and was a member of the leadership group for the Second Panel of Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, which published an article in JAMA and the second edition of the book in 2016. She is an associate editor of Medical Decision Making.