Dr. Frick received his PhD in Economics and Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan in 1996 and has been with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management since that time. In his research, he combines his knowledge of economic analysis with clinical and epidemiological insights from his colleagues to produce burden of disease and cost-effectiveness analyses that bring the tools of economic decision making to policy-makers. He has focused on community-based interventions such as the Experience Corps volunteer program for older adults, nursing interventions such as an intervention to increase breastfeeding duration among low-income women, and medical interventions such as surgery for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. His burden of disease studies have focused on eye care and obesity. He has published numerous international cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies or framework papers on eye care and related to nursing.