Todd  Olmstead

Todd Olmstead is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs and James M. and Claudia U. Richter Fellow in Global Health Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Research Scholar at the Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute of Austin.

Olmstead uses statistics, economics, and operations research to design, implement, and evaluate a wide variety of health care interventions and evidence-based practices. He is currently leading a two-semester policy research project at the LBJ School that focuses on ways in which the Austin-Travis County EMS system can better integrate with local healthcare networks to support patient-centered out-of-hospital care. He is also the health economist on several large NIH-funded grants in the area of behavioral health.

In addition to his work in health care, Olmstead has published in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, highway safety, and administrative rulemaking. He holds degrees in public policy (PhD, Harvard University), operations research (MS, UNC-Chapel Hill), and industrial engineering (MS, BS, SUNY-Buffalo).