Erin Vernon, PhD

Erin Vernon

PhD, Economics, University of Washington
MA, Economics, University of Washington
BA, Finance and Computer Applications, University of Notre Dame

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Eva Albers Professor, 2022-2025

Phone: 206-296-2073

Building/Room: Pigott 522

Teaching Areas

  • Economics

Personal Bio

Erin Vernon teaches courses in the undergraduate, Bridge MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and Honors programs. Her area of research and specialization is health economics. Dr. Vernon has led numerous seminars across the country on the topics of the economics of the US medical care system, the economics of childhood nutrition, racial/ethnic disparities within healthcare, and the economics of genetic screening. Her work is published in multiple outlets including the Hill, Social Science & Medicine, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, em>Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Journal of Personalized Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, and Journal of Child Nutrition and Management.

Prior to joining Seattle University, Dr. Vernon was an analyst at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. She also has provided business modeling consulting services for multiple startup companies within the Greater Seattle area. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Finance and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. A former collegiate student athlete, Dr. Vernon is also an active volunteer coach in her community.