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Genevieve (Genny) Pham-Kanter, PhD

Genevieve Pham-Kanter

Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact
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PhD, Economics and Sociology, University of Chicago, 2009


Genevieve (Genny) Pham-Kanter is an economist whose research focuses on policy questions related to physician-industry relationships and conflicts of interest in medicine.  Other research interests include pharmaceutical and medical device policy, physician behavior and physician labor markets, and empirical ethics.  Methodologically, she specializes in statistical methods used for causal inference.  Prior to joining Drexel, she was an assistant professor jointly in the Colorado School of Public Health on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver; she also held research fellow appointments at Harvard University and at Princeton University.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health and holds an adjunct senior fellow appointment at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.  She received a PhD in Economics and in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Research Interests

  • Conflicts of interest in medicine
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device policy
  • Physician behavior
  • Health economics
  • Empirical ethics


Pham-Kanter, G. 2015. Conflicts of Interest in FDA Advisory Committees: The Paradox of Multiple Financial Ties. FDA in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Regulation of Drugs and New Technologies. Holly Fernandez Lynch and I. Glenn Cohen, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.

Zinner, D., Pham-Kanter, G. and Campbell, E.G. 2015. The Changing Nature of Scientific Sharing and Withholding in Academic Life Sciences Research: Trends from National Surveys in 2000 and 2013. Academic Medicine. Online ahead of print.

Arias, J., Pham-Kanter, G., Gonzalez, R. and Campbell, E.G. 2015. Trust, Vulnerable Populations, and Data Sharing. Journal of Law and the Biosciences. doi. 10.1093/jlb/lsv044

Pham-Kanter, G. 2014. Revisiting Conflicts of Interest in FDA Advisory Committees. Milbank Quarterly 92:446-470.

Pham-Kanter, G. 2014. Act II of the Sunshine Act. PLoS Medicine 11:e1001754. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001754

Pham-Kanter, G, Zinner, D. and Campbell, E.G. 2014. Codifying Collegiality: Developments in Data Sharing Policy in the Life Sciences. PLoS ONE 9:e108451.

Arias, J., Pham-Kanter, G., and Campbell, E.G. 2014. The Growth and Gaps of Genetic Data Sharing Policies in the United States. Journal of Law and the Biosciences 2:56-68.

Gorlach, I., and Pham-Kanter, G.. 2013. Brightening Up: The Effect of the Physician Payment Sunshine Provision on Existing Regulation of Pharmaceutical Marketing. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 41:315-322.

Wakeman, S., Baggett, M.V., Pham-Kanter, G., Campbell, E.G. 2013. Internal Medicine Residents' Training in Substance Use Disorders: A Survey of the Quality of Instruction and Resident Self-Perceived Preparedness to Diagnose and Treat Addiction. Substance Abuse 34:363-370.

Campbell, E.G., Pham-Kanter, G., Vogeli, C. and Iezzoni, L.I. 2013. Physician Acquiescence to Patient Demands for Brand Name Drugs. JAMA Internal Medicine 173:237-239.

Pham-Kanter, G., Alexander, G.C., and Nair, K. 2012. Effect of Physician Payment Disclosure Laws on Prescribing. Archives of Internal Medicine 172:819-821.

Pham-Kanter, G., and Goldman, N. 2012. Can Sons Reduce Parental Mortality? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 66:710-715.

Williams, S.R., Pham-Kanter, G., and Leitsch, S. 2009. Measures of Chronic Diseases Associated with Aging in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 64(S1):i67-i75.