William Pace

Assistant Professor in-Residence

Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies

William Pace – Received his PhD. in Health Economics from the University of Connecticut in 2007 and also has an MA in Economics from UConn with a concentration in International Banking and Finance. Currently he is teaching various courses for our Healthcare Management, MBA and BAPM Programs, and is directing the Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies Program. Previously, he held numerous non-academic research positions as a Health Economist for Hartford area Managed Care and Insurance Companies. William had been a UConn adjunct instructor of graduate and undergraduate courses in the Finance and Economics Departments since 2013.


  • PhD, Health Care Economics, University of Connecticut, May 2007
  • Dissertation title: “The Effects of Benefits Plan Design on the Utilization of Preventive     Medical Services”
  • Dissertation advisor: Professor Dennis Heffley
  • MA, Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • BA, Economics, Lafayette College, Easton, PA


  • Health and economic outcomes related to insurance plan design, medical management programs and patient incentives;
  • Behavioral economics of incentives on plan selection, health and wellness program participation and lifestyle-related health risks;
  • Multi-sector health care systems modeling and simulation.


  • Western and Southern Risk and Insurance Associations
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • CT Association of Healthcare Executives
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