Steven Dehmer
Health Economist
HealthPartners Institute


Steven Dehmer is a health economist and reserch investigator at the HealthPartners Institute and a research fellow at InSTePP. His research and interest areas include: the economics of prevention (with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity), the impact of health technologies on individual behavior, health and science policy, and the social determinants of health. Steven is currently working on a number projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His areas of methodological expertise include microsimulation modeling, disease risk estimation, cost-effectiveness analysis, and causal inference from panel data. He has also taught undergraduate courses at Carleton College, the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, and Macalester College. Steven received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and also holds a B.A. in economics and computer science from Saint John’s University.