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. His research focuses on the evaluation of the effects of health care policy on costs, quality, and outcomes using statistical designs that permit the estimation of causal effects from observational data. 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 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) [*Nope, not Chilean: from here and kind of here.]


  • 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
  • Member, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago


  • 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)


  • 2021 Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award - University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
  • 2018 Award for Excellence in Application in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research. 2018 International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and 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