This collection contains the non-confidential documents of Dorothy P. Rice pertaining to the class action suit filed by Mississippi
State Attorney General Michael C. Moore aimed at recovering Medicaid costs for treatment of tobacco-related illnesses from
the tobacco companies.
Dorothy P. Rice is a renowned expert in health statistics specializing in cost-of-illness studies. Rice served as an expert
witness in the class-action suit against the major tobacco companies filed by Mississippi State Attorney General Michael C.
Moore to recover compensation for state Medicaid costs for the treatment of tobacco-related illnesses. Rice is co-author with
Wendy Max, Adjunct Professor of Medical Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Health & Aging at UCSF, of
The Cost of Smoking in California (1995), and a number of other articles on the costs of tobacco-related illnesses. She was also a principal investigator in
two projects funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The first, "The Cost of Smoking in the United States"
(9/1/95-present), co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was to develop a model to estimate the cost of smoking
including direct and indirect costs, control for other factors, and apply the model to the various states. The second project,
"Public Economic Costs of the Health Effects of Smoking" (1/1/96-12/31/98) provides technical assistance to staffs at State
Health Departments and State Attorneys General offices on the economic costs of the health effects of smoking.
approx. 1.85 linear ft.
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