Lindsey Woodworth

Associate Professor of Economics

University of South Carolina


Hill, A. J., Jones, D. B., & Woodworth, L. (2023). Physician-Patient Race-Match Reduces Patient Mortality. Journal of Health Economics, 92, 102821.

Davoudi, A., & Woodworth, L. (2023). The Burden of Firearm Injuries on the Hospital System, 2000–2020. Injury Epidemiology, 10(1), 1-7.

Melnikow, J., Evans, E., Xing, G., Durbin, S., Ritley, D., Daniels, B., & Woodworth, L. (2020). Primary Care Access to New Patient Appointments for California Medicaid Enrollees: A Simulated Patient Study. The Annals of Family Medicine, 18(3), 210-217.

Woodworth, L. (2020). Medicaid Expansion and Emergency Department Utilization. Contemporary Economic Policy, 38(3), 561-576.

Woodworth, L., & Holmes, J. F. (2020). Just a Minute: The Effect of Emergency Department Wait Time on the Cost of Care. Economic Inquiry, 58(2), 698-716.

Woodworth, L. (2020). Swamped: Emergency Department Crowding and Patient Mortality. Journal of Health Economics, 70, 102279.

Duerr, I., Knight, T., & Woodworth, L. (2019). Evidence on the Effect of Political Platform Transparency on Partisan Voting. Eastern Economic Journal, 45(3), 331-349.

Knight, T., Li, F., & Woodworth, L. (2017). It's My Party and I'll Vote How I Want To: Experimental Evidence of Directional Voting in Two-Candidate Elections. Eastern Economic Journal, 43(4), 660-676.

Woodworth, L., Romano, P. S., & Holmes, J. F. (2017). Does Insurance Status Influence a Patient's Hospital Charge?. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 15(3), 353-362.

Woodworth, L. (2016). A Leak in the Lifeboat: The Effect of Medicaid Managed Care on the Vitality of Safety-Net Hospitals. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 50(3), 251-270.

Woodworth, L. (2016). Smart as a Whip and Fit as a Fiddle: The Effect of a Diploma on Health. American Journal of Health Economics, 2(3), 344-372.

Hinojosa, M. S., Knapp, C., & Woodworth, L. (2015). Family Strain Among White and Latino Parents of Children with Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1575-1581.

Woodworth, L. (2014). The Doctor Will Be with You... Shortly?: The Effect of Insurance Coverage on ED Wait Time. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 45(2), 138-174.

Knapp, C. A., Woodworth, L., & Ranka, M. (2013). Parental Perceptions of Adopted Children's Educational Outcomes. Adoption Quarterly, 16(2), 85-96.

Knapp, C., Woodworth, L., Fernandez-Baca, D., Baron-Lee, J., Thompson, L., & Hinojosa, M. (2013). Factors Associated with a Patient-Centered Medical Home Among Children with Behavioral Health Conditions. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(9), 1658-1664.

Knapp, C., Woodworth, L., Wright, M., Downing, J., Drake, R., Fowler-Kerry, S., Hain, R., & Marston, J. (2011). Pediatric Palliative Care Provision Around the World: A Systematic Review. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 57(3), 361-368.


In 2020, I launched the first newsletter for the Department of Economics at the University of South Carolina, "News from the Southwest Corner".


In the newsletter, I feature faculty and students.  Previous editions can be found here:

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February 2021

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Christmas Edition 2021

February 2022

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Prior to arriving at the University of South Carolina, I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis that was joint between their Economics Department and Medical Center (T32, federally-funded).  

During my fellowship, I worked with physicians and individuals at the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.

My research interests center around the hospital setting, with a focus on issues related to U.S. emergency departments.