Dr. Wehby is an associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa. He directs the doctoral program in that Department and teaches courses in health economics and health services research methods. Dr. Wehby is the holds secondary appointments in the Department of Economics, Public Policy Center and the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Dr. Wehby is also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an Associate Editor of Economics and Human Biology.
His research focuses on studying socioeconomic, healthcare, behavioral, and policy determinants of health, especially child health, and the long term effects of early life conditions on health and human capital, using econometric methods. He also works on interdisciplinary studies that integrate genetics and social sciences and has pioneered several studies that use genetic information for identifying causal prenatal behavior effects on child health. Dr. Wehby has a very active externally funded research program and has received several NIH and CDC grants. He has published over 100 articles in academic peer-reviewed journals.