Wisconsin School of Business

Marjorie (Margie) Rosenberg

Professor - Risk and Insurance
Assurant Health Professor in Actuarial Science

Marjorie A. Rosenberg is a professor in the Department of Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Rosenberg’s research interests are in the application of statistical methods to health care, and applying her actuarial expertise to cost and policy issues in health care.

Prior to her starting on her academic career, Rosenberg worked as an pricing and product development actuary for Allstate Life Insurance Company.

She holds a Ph.D. in statistics and management science from the University of Michigan.
 

Selected Published Journal Articles


Levy, J. & Meek, P. & Rosenberg, M. (2015). US-Based Drug Cost Parameter Estimation for Economic Evaluations. Medical Decision Making (35), 622-632..
Stout, N. & Nekhlyudov, L. & Li, L. & Malin, E. & Ross-Degnan, D. & Buist, D. & Rosenberg, M. & Alfisher, M. & Fletcher, S. (2014). Rapid Rise of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Use: Trends from 2000-2011. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (174), 114-121.
Batina, N. & Trentham-Dietz, A. & Gangnon, R. & Sprague, B. & Rosenberg, M. & Stout, N. & Fryback, D. & Alagoz, O. (2013). Variation in tumor natural history contributes to racial disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (138), 519-528. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2435-z.
Wang, Y. & Graubard, B. & Rosenberg, M. & Kuntz, K. & Zauber, A. & Kahle, L. & Schechter, C. & Feuer, E. (2013). Derivation of Background Mortality by Smoking and Obesity in Cancer Simulation Models. Medical Decision Making (33), 176-97.
Rosenberg, M. & Feuer, E. & Yu, B. & Sun, J. & Henley, J. & Shanks, T. & Anderson, C. & McMahon, P. & Thun, M. & Burns, D. (2012). Cohort Life Tables By Smoking Status, Removing Lung Cancer as a Cause of Death. Risk Analysis (32), S25-S38. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01662.x.
Johnson, Jr., P. & Rosenberg, M. & Frees, E. (2012). Analyses of Racial Disparities in U.S. Inpatient Mental Health Treatment. Internet Journal of Mental Health (8), doi: 10.5580/2b50.
Wells, J. & Rosenberg, M. & Hoffman, G. & Anstead, M. & Farrell, P. (2012). A Decision-Tree Approach to Cost Comparison of Newborn Screening Strategies for Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatrics (129), e339-e347. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0096.
Frees, E. & Gao, J. & Rosenberg, M. (2011). Predicting the frequency and amount of health care expenditures. North American Actuarial Journal (15), 377-392. doi: 10.1080/10920277.2011.10597626.
Rosenberg, M. & Johnson, Jr, P. & Duncan, I. (2010). Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives On What Is Affordable Health Care. Risk Management and Insurance Review (13), 251-163. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6296.2009.01174.x.
Sun, J. & Frees, E. & Rosenberg, M. (2008). Heavy-Tailed Longitudinal Data Modeling Using Copulas. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (42), 817-830. doi: 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2007.09.009.
Rosenberg, M. & Farrell, P. (2008). Predictive Modeling of Costs for a Chronic Disease with Acute High Cost Episodes. North American Actuarial Journal (12), 1-18. doi: 10.1080/10920277.2008.10597497.
Rosenberg, M. & Frees, E. & Sun, J. & Johnson, P. & Robinson, J. (2007). Predictive Modeling with Longitudinal Data: A Case Study of Wisconsin Nursing Homes. North American Actuarial Journal (11), 54-69. doi: 10.1080/10920277.2007.10597466.
Burns, M. & Rosenberg, M. & Fiore, M. (2007). Use and employer costs of a pharmacotherapy smoking cessation treatment benefit. American Journal of Preventive Medicine (32), 139-142. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2006.10.003.
Rosenberg, M. (2006). Competing Risks to breast cancer mortality. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (36), 15-19. doi: 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgj004.
Fryback, . & Stout, N. & Rosenberg, M. & Trentham-Dietz , A. & Kuruchittham, V. & Remington, P. (2006). The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Epidemiology Simulation Model. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (36), 37-47. doi: 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgj007.
Stout, N. & Rosenberg, M. & Trentham-Dietz , A. & Smith, M. & Robinson, S. & Fryback , D. (2006). Towards Improved Policy: Lessons from a Retrospective Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Screening Mammography. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (98), 774-782. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djj210.
Burns , M. & Rosenberg, M. (2005). Use of a new comprehensive insurance benefit for smoking-cessation treatment. Preventing Chronic Disease (2), A15.
Rosenberg, M. & Farrell, P. (2005). Assessing the Cost of Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment. Journal of Pediatrics (147), S101-S105. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.08.018.
Carnes, M. & Howell, T. & Rosenberg, M. & Francis, J. & Hildebrand , C. & Knuppel, J. (2003). Physicians vary in approaches to clinical management of delirium. Journal of American Geriatrics Society (51), 234-9. doi: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2003.51063.x.
Lee, D. & Rosenberg, M. & Peterson, A. & Hoffman, G. & Makholm, L. & Laessig, R. & Farrell, P. (2003). Analysis of the Costs of Diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis with a Newborn Screening Program. Journal of Pediatrics (142), 617-623. doi: 10.1067/mpd.2003.209.
Linzer, M. & Rosenberg, M. & McMurray, J. & Glassroth, . (2002). Respecting the lifecycle: Rational workforce planning for a Section of General Internal Medicine. American Journal of Medicine (113), 443-448. doi: 10.1016/S0002-9343(02)01308-6.
Rosenberg, M. & Browne, M. (2001). The Impact of the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Diagnosis Related Groups: A Survey of the Literature. North American Actuarial Journal (5), 84-94. doi: 10.1080/10920277.2001.10596020.
Rosenberg, M. (2001). A Statistical Method for Monitoring a Change in the Rate of Non-Acceptable Inpatient Claims. North American Actuarial Journal (5), 74-83. doi: 10.1080/10920277.2001.10596019.
Rosenberg, M. (2001). A Decision-Theoretic Method for Assessing a Change in the Rate of Non-Acceptable Inpatient Claims. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (2), 19-36. doi: 10.1023/A:1011472032604.
Foster, S. & McMurray, J. & Linzer, M. & Leavitt, J. & Rosenberg, M. & Carnes, M. (2000). Assessing the Climate: The Gender Climate Survey Report from a Midwest Academic Health Center. Academic Medicine (75), 79-86.
Rosenberg, M. & Griffith, J. (2000). A Management Tool for Controlling the Rate of Non-Acceptable Inpatient Hospital Claims. Inquiry (36), 461 - 470.

Practitioner-Oriented Publications


Rosenberg, M. & Guszcza, J. (2014). Overview of Linear Models. Predictive Modeling in Actuarial Science
Collins, J. & Hinshaw, J. & Simcock, E. & Rosenberg, M. (2009). Radiology Faculty Compliance with Recommended Health Guidelines: Comparison with Residents. Academic Radiology (16), 1433-1442. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2009.06.011.

Presentations


University of Swansea School of Business and Economics Research Seminar ( 2013 ) Determinants of Reputational Risk

3 R’s and Predictive Modeling Boot Camp ( 2012 ) Linear and Generalized Linear Modeling

Annual Meeting ( 2012 ) Actuarial Issues Related to Comparative Effectiveness Analysis

Actuarial Research Conference ( 2012 ) An Introduction to Causal Analysis on Observational Data using Propensity Scores

Health Meeting ( 2012 ) Generalized Linear Models for Health Actuaries

Actuarial Research Conference ( 2011 ) Technology Enhanced Learning for Actuarial Education

Actuarial Research Conference ( 2010 ) Technology Enhanced Learning for Actuarial Education

Health Spring Meeting ( 2010 ) Statistics for Reading the Healthcare Services and Policy Literature

Predictive Modeling Seminar ( 2007 ) Advanced Predictive Modeling Workshop

Annual Research Conference ( 2006 ) Heavy-Tailed Longitudinal Data Modeling Using Copulas


Undergraduate Courses


Regression and Time Series for Actuaries
Course DescriptionLinear regression and correlation; generalized linear regression models; introduction to time series; time series model building and forecasting with focus on data of interest to actuaries.
(ACT 654 Section 001), Spring 2016. Download Syllabus

Regression and Time Series for
Course DescriptionLinear regression and correlation; generalized linear regression models; introduction to time series; time series model building and forecasting with focus on data of interest to actuaries.
(ACT 654 Section 1), Fall 2011.

Actuarial Studies of Mortality
Course DescriptionConstruction of mortality tables from the records of insured lives, employee benefit plans, and population statistics; graduation of mortality and related tables; actuarial aspects of demography.
(ACT 653), Spring 2004.

Actuarial Studies of Mortality
Course DescriptionConstruction of mortality tables from the records of insured lives, employee benefit plans, and population statistics; graduation of mortality and related tables; actuarial aspects of demography.
(ACT 653), Spring 2005.

Loss Distributions and Credibility Theory
Course DescriptionSelection and fitting of probability distributions appropriate for insurance data that are heavy tailed and skewed; assessment of the credibility of data for ratemaking.
(ACT 652), Fall 2003.

Loss Distributions and Credibility Theory
Course DescriptionSelection and fitting of probability distributions appropriate for insurance data that are heavy tailed and skewed; assessment of the credibility of data for ratemaking.
(ACT 652), Fall 2004.

Loss Distributions and Credibility Theory
Course DescriptionSelection and fitting of probability distributions appropriate for insurance data that are heavy tailed and skewed; assessment of the credibility of data for ratemaking.
(ACT 652), Fall 2005.

Actuarial Mathematics II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Life Contingencies II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651), Spring 2002.

Life Contingencies II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651), Spring 2001.

Actuarial Mathematics II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Actuarial Mathematics II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651 Section 001), Spring 2007.

Life Contingencies II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Actuarial Mathematics II
Course DescriptionContinuation of Act Sci 650. Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.
(ACT 651 Section 1), Spring 2008.

Actuarial Mathematics I
Course DescriptionAdvanced problems in the mathematical theory of life contingencies; force of mortality, laws of mortality; premiums and reserves for insurance and annuities based on a single life.
(ACT 650 Section 001), Spring 2016. Download Syllabus

Life Contingencies I
Course DescriptionAdvanced problems in the mathematical theory of life contingencies; force of mortality, laws of mortality; premiums and reserves for annuities and insurances based on a single life; applications of the mortality table to population problems.
(ACT 650), Fall 2001.

Life Contingencies I
Course DescriptionAdvanced problems in the mathematical theory of life contingencies; force of mortality, laws of mortality; premiums and reserves for annuities and insurances based on a single life; applications of the mortality table to population problems.
(ACT 650 Section 001), Fall 2006.

Contemporary Topics (RMI 365 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Actuarial Science Methods
Course DescriptionDevelop a knowledge of fundamental mathematical tools for quantitatively assessing risk. Emphasize the applications of these tools to problems encountered in actuarial science.
(ACT 300), Spring 2002.



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Marjorie (Margie) Rosenberg

 
Professor | Risk and Insurance
Assurant Health Professor in Actuarial Science
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