University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Mujde Z Erten, Ph.D.

Mujde Z Erten, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Health Economist
Department of Surgery

Contact Information
Office Location:
Surgery, Courtyard at Given S354


M.A., Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2007
Ph.D., Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2010

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery; Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT  2013 - Present

Post-doctoral Fellow
, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD 2010-2013

Awards and Honors

Rafael Lusky Prize - Best First Year Graduate Student , Department of Economics, University of Florida, FL  2004


Pellet AC, Erten MZ, James TA. Value analysis of postoperative staging imaging for asymptomatic, early-stage breast cancer: implications of clinical variation on utility and cost. Am J Surg. 2015 Nov 3. pii: S0002-9610(15)00544-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.08.022. [Epub ahead of print]

Stuart BC, Davidoff AJ, Erten MZ. Changes in Medication Management After a Diagnosis of Cancer Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Nov;11(6):429-34.

Vatovec C, Erten MZ, Kolodinsky J, Brown P, Wood M, James T, Sprague BL. Ductal carcinoma in situ: a brief review of treatment variation and impacts on patients and society.  Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2014;24(4):281-6.

Zuckerman IH, Davidoff AJ, Erten MZ, Stuart B, Shaffer T, Dougherty JS, Yong C. Use of and spending on supportive care medications among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Erten MZ, Davidoff AJ, Zuckerman IH, Shaffer T, Dougherty JS, Ke X, Stuart B. The effect of supplemental medical and prescription drug coverage on health care spending for medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Value Health. 2014 Jan;17(1):15-21.

Stuart B, Davidoff A, Erten M, Gottlieb SS, Dai M, Shaffer T, Zuckerman IH, Simoni-Wastila L, Bryant-Comstock L, Shenolikar R. How Medicare Part D Benefit Phases Affect Adherence with Evidence-Based Medications Following Acute Myocardial Infarction. Health Serv Res. 2013 Jun 6. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12073. [Epub ahead of print]

Davidoff AJ, Erten M, Shaffer T, Shoemaker JS, Zuckerman IH, Pandya N, Tai MH, Ke X, Stuart B. Out-of-pocket health care expenditure burden for medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Cancer. 2013 Mar 15;119(6):1257-65. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27848. Epub 2012 Dec 7.

Davidoff AJ, Shaffer T, Erten MZ, Shoemaker JS, Zuckerman IH, Pandya N, Stuart BC, Bryant-Comstock LG, Shenolikar R. Use and Spending on Antineoplastic Therapy for Medicare Beneficiaries With Cancer. Med Care. 2013 Apr;51(4):351-60. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3182726ceb.

Erten MZ, Stuart B, Davidoff AJ, Shoemaker JS, Bryant-Comstock L, Shenolikar R.How Does Drug Treatment for Diabetes Compare between Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MAPDs) and Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs)? Health Serv Res. 2013 Jun.;48(3):1057-75. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12016. Epub 2012 Dec 3.

Krause JS, Terza JV, Erten M, Focht KL, Dismuke CE. Prediction of postinjury employment and percentage of time worked after spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;93(2):373-5.