My sort of “official” university profile: Marcelo Coca Perraillon, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Systems, Management & Policy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, with a secondary appointment in the Economics Department at the Denver campus, and a President's Teaching Scholar. His research focuses on the evaluation of the effects of health care policy on costs, quality, and outcomes. Areas of interest include long-term care, Medicare/Medicaid policy evaluation, and cancer care. Much of his work involves statistical modeling using large data sets and observational data methods. Dr. Perraillon teaches graduate-level classes on statistical/econometric methods for health services research, economic evaluations, and health economics.

Before obtaining his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago, he was a researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Perraillon co-directs the Population Health Share Resources core at the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is  also a member at the Center for Health Statistics at the University of Chicago and an editorial board member of Medical Care Research and Review (MCRR).

Areas of Expertise

  • Health economics, health policy
  • Cancer care and outcomes
  • Nursing homes, long-term care, aging
  • Applied statistical methods


  • PhD, HSR (Health Economics & Biostatistics), University of Chicago
  • MA, Economics, Tufts University
  • BA, Business and Economics, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) [*Not Chilean, from Bolivia and kind of Argentina.]


  • Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Systems, Management and Policy Department, CSPH
  • Associate Professor (courtesy), University of Colorado Denver, Economics Department
  • Co-director, Population Health Shared Resources (PHSR) core, University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Co-director, Doctoral Program in Health Economics, University of Colorado Anschutz | Denver


  • Methods for health services research I (PhD-level) (HSMP 7607)
  • Health economics (MPH, MD/MPH level) (HSMP 6604)
  • Past teaching: Economic evaluations, cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) (HSMP 6609)


See Google Scholar.

Current grants

  • Addressing Urban Rural Disparities in Cancer (NCI - R01CA229551, PI: Bradley, Perraillon)


  • 2022 Research Mentor Award, University of Colorado Anschutz Research Proogram
  • 2022 President's Teaching Scholar
  • 2021 Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award - University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
  • 2018 Award for Excellence in Application in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
  • 2018 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Colorado School of Public Health (CU Anschutz)
  • 2018 Dean's Masters Mentoring Award - University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
  • 2015 Outstanding Performance in the General field of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
  • 2014 Lee B. Lusted Award for Preference Assessment (student), Society for Medical Decision Making