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IOANA P. POPOVICI

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-1393
Fax: (954) 262-2278
E-mail: Ioana.Popovici@nova.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Economics, Florida International University, Miami, FL (2007)
B.Sc., International Economics and Trade, Babes-Bolyai University - Cluj-Napoca,
Romania (1997)

Academic and Research Positions:
2001-2003    Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Florida International
             University, Miami, FL
2003-2006    Instructor, Department of Economics, Florida International University,
             Miami, FL
2006-2007    Dissertation Year Fellow, Department of Economics, Florida International
             University, Miami, FL
2007-2010    Senior Research Associate, Health Economics Research Group, Department
             of Sociology, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2010-present Assistant Professor, Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative
             Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort
             Lauderdale, FL
2011-present Health Economics Consultant, World Health Organization

Non Academic Positions:

1997-2000      Accountant, Serco SRL, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1997-1998      Director of International Relations Department of the City of Cluj-Napoca,
               Romania
1998-2000      Implementation Specialist, CompAs Software SRL, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Research Interests:
Health Economics, Technological Change, Research and Development

Research:

       Health Economics

       Books and Monographs:

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Popovici, I. & French, M.T. 2009. Substance Use and School and Occupational
Performance. In Sher, K. Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. Oxford University
Press.

         Juried or Refereed Journal Articles:

Ettner, S.L., T. French, and I. Popovici. 2010. “Heavy drinking and health promotion
activities.” Social Sciences and Medicine 71(1):134-42.

French, M.T. & I. Popovici. 2009. “That Instrument is Lousy! In Search of Agreement
When Using Instrumental Variables Estimation in Substance Use Research.” Health
Economics. In-press. Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com).
DOI: 10.1002/hec.1572.

M.T. French, I. Popovici, and J.C. Maclean. 2008. “Do Alcohol Consumers Exercise More?
Findings from a National Survey.” American Journal of Health Promotion 24(1):2-10.

Popovici, I., M.T. French, and J. McKay. 2008. “Economic Evaluation of Continuing Care
Interventions in the Treatment of Substance Abuse: Recommendations for Future
Research.” Evaluation Review. 32(6):547-568.

French, M.T., I. Popovici, and L.M. Tapsell. 2008. “The Economic Costs of Substance
Abuse Treatment: Updated Estimates and Cost Bands for Program Assessment and
Reimbursement.” Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Vol. 35:462-469.

         Other:

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2009. “The Economic Costs
of Underage Alcohol Use in Florida.” Florida Department of Children & Families commissioned
study.

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2009. “The Economic Costs of
Adult Alcohol Use in Florida.” Florida Department of Children & Families commissioned study.

Alexandre, P., I. Beullague, Z. Calero, Popovici, I., K. McCollister, B. Sayed, and French,
M.T. 2011. “The Economic Costs of Substance Abuse Treatment in the state of Florida.”
Florida Department of Children & Families commissioned study.

         Working papers:

Popovici, I., H. Fang, J.F. Homer, and M.T. French. “Alcohol Use and Crime: Findings
from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Sample of U.S. Adolescents.” In Review.
Popovici, I., M. French. “Does Unemployment Cause an Increase in Alcohol
Consumption? Fixed Effects Analysis of Panel Data.” In Review.
Popovici, I. & French, M.T. 2010. “Economic Evaluation of Substance Abuse
Interventions: Overview of Recent Research Findings and Policy Implications.” In

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McCrady, B.S. & E.E. Epstein. Addictions: A comprehensive guidebook. 2nd Edition. Oxford
University Press. In Review.


Popovici, I., French, M.T. “Cannabis Use, Employment, and Income.” In Review.
French, M.T., J. Homer, B. Sayed, & I. Popovici. “Academic High-Achievers and Alcohol
Use.” In Review.

Chisholm, D., I. Popovici, French, M.T., et al. “The Economic Cost of Tobacco Control
Policies in Low and Middle-Income Countries.” In Prepapration.

Popovici, I., French, M.T. “Commuting and Mental Health: Fixed Effects Analysis of
Panel Data.” In preparation.
Popovici, I., French, M.T. “The Effect of Alcohol Use on Sleep Patterns: Fixed Effects
Analysis of Panel Data.” In preparation.
Popovici, I., M.T. French, J.C. Maclean, and R.L. Pacula. “Cannabis Use in Late
Adolescence and its Association with Antisocial Behaviors.” In preparation.

M.L. Dennis, M.T. French, J.C. Maclean, & I. Popovici. 2008. “Outpatient Marijuana
Treatment for Adolescents: Long-Term Follow-Up of Costs to Society”. In preparation.

Popovici, I., M.T. French, L.G. Koniaris, M. Byrne, and S.G. Ullmann. 2009. “Cost-
effectiveness of early-age breast cancer screening for African-American women: Results of a
simulation model.” In preparation.

       Technological Change; Research and Development

       Working papers:

I. Popovici. (2005). Outward R&D and Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence Using Patent
Citations. FIU Working paper 05-16.

I. Popovici. (2006). Impact of Intellectual Property Rights Reforms on the Diffusion of
Knowledge through FDI. FIU Working paper 06-02.

I. Popovici. (2007). The Determinants of Open Source Success: An Empirical Investigation.
FIU Working paper 07-04.

       Conference Presentations:

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2011. “The Economic Costs of
Underage Alcohol Use in Florida.” NSU Speaker’s Forum. April, 2011. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2011. “The Economic Costs of
Underage Alcohol Use in Florida.” Ph.D. Program Graduate Seminar Series, 2011. Ft.
Lauderdale, FL.
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Popovici, I., M. French. “Does Unemployment Cause an Increase in Alcohol
Consumption? Fixed Effects Analysis of Panel Data.” American Society of Health Economists
Conference. June 2010. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2009. “The Economic Costs of
Adult Alcohol Use in Florida.” Florida’s State Epidemiology Workgroup Meeting. November,
2009. Tallahassee, FL.

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2009. “The Economic Costs of
Underage Alcohol Use in Florida.” Florida’s State Epidemiology Workgroup Meeting. May, 2009.
Tallahassee, FL.

Popovici, I., M. Davalos, K. McCollister, and French, M.T. 2009. “The Economic Costs of
Underage Alcohol Use in Florida.” Prevention System Meeting. February, 2009. St. Petersburg,
FL.

M.L. Dennis, M.T. French, J.C. Maclean, & I. Popovici. 2008. “Outpatient Marijuana
Treatment for Adolescents: Long-Term Follow-Up of Costs to Society”. NIDA Advisory
Board Meeting. November, 2008. Miami, FL.

Popovici, I., M.T. French, and S.L. Ettner. 2009. “Heavy drinking and health promotion
activities.” Addiction Health Services Research Conference. October, 2008. Boston, MA.

       Research support:

   “Economic Evaluation Methods: Development and Applications”, PI: Michael French
      (National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant No. R01
      DA018645, $3,161,675 from 5/05 to 4/10, Investigator)

   “Economic Consequences of Alcohol Use Disorders”, PI: Michael French (National
      Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Grant
      No. R01 AA015695, $1,250,000 from 2006 to 2009, Investigator).

   “Youth and Adult Economic Impact Study”, PI: Michael French (Florida State
      Department of Children and Families, Contract LD828, from 7/08 to 6/09,
      Investigator)

   “System Modality Study”, PI: Michael French (Florida State Department of Children and
      Families, Contract LD828, from 10/09 to 9/10, Investigator)

       Manuscript referee for:

       American Journal of Health Promotion
       Journal of Adolescent Health
       Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
       Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy

       Professional and Honorary Organizations:
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       American Society of Health Economists

Awards:
Dissertation Year Fellowship, Florida International University (2006-2007)

Courses taught:
Undergraduate level courses:
Principles of Microeconomics (Florida International University) ECO-2023
Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005
Principles of Macroeconomics (Florida International University) ECO-2013
Fall 2004, Summer 2004
Applied Macroeconomics (Florida International University) ECO-3202
Summer 2005
Ph.D. level courses:
Health Economics (Nova Southeastern University) PHRP 7001 Fall 2010

Computer skills: Stata, MS Access, Perl
Languages: Romanian (native), English, French (moderate)
Activities: Economics Graduate Student Association President (2004-2005)


References:
Michael T. French
Professor and Director
Health Economics Research Group
University of Miami
Department of Sociology
5202 University Drive
Merrick Building, Room 121F
P.O. Box 248162
Coral Gables
Florida, 33124-2030
(305) 284-6039
mfrench@miami.edu

Peter Thompson (Dissertation Committee Chair)
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348 - 6031
peter.thompson2@fiu.edu

Cem Karayalcin
Professor
Department of Economics
Florida International University
                                             5
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348 - 3285
karayalc@fiu.edu

Mihaela Pintea
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348 - 3733
pinteam@fiu.edu




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