Newswise — Health care will likely become an even hotter news topic as the 2012 presidential campaign unfolds and as the U.S. Supreme Court this spring decides the legality of President Obama’s health care overhaul.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Douglas Hough is available to speak to journalists as an expert on these matters – particularly the economics of health care, including behavioral economics within the health care industry.

Hough, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2000. He also has worked as a research economist at the American Medical Association, a manager in the health care consulting division of the former accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, and a partner in two health care strategy consulting firms. He is co-editor of the three-volume set The Business of Healthcare, published by Praeger in 2007. Hough is also the author of the forthcoming Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare: What Behavioral Economics Can Tell Us About Health Care and Health Care Reform, to be published by Stanford University Press.

To speak with Douglas Hough, please contact Johns Hopkins media representative Patrick Ercolano at 410-234-9296 or [email protected].