Erin Vernon, PhD

Erin Vernon is an assistant professor of economics at Seattle University. She teaches courses in the undergraduate, Bridge MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA, and Honors programs. Her area of research and specialization is health economics. Dr. Vernon has led numerous seminars on the topics of the economics of the US medical care system, the economics of childhood nutrition, hospital community benefits, and the economics of genetic screening. Her work is published in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, the Journal of Applied Business and Economics, the Journal of Personalized Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and the 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 for multiple youth sports in her community.