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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Bradford, AC., Nguyen TD, Schulson L, Dick A, Gupta S, Simon KI, and Stein BD. 2024. “High-Dose Opioid Prescribing in Individuals with Acute Pain: Assessing the Effects of US State Opioid Policies.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, July.                                                                                                                                    

  2. Olvera Esquivel J, Lozano-Rojas FA, Ramos Pastrana JA, and Gupta S. Opioids Prescribing Restrictions and Homelessness: Evidence from Hydrocodone Rescheduling. Journal of Housing Economics. Forthcoming.                                                              

  3. Miles J, Treitler P, Mahone A, Samples H, Hermida R, Gupta S, Lloyd J, Duncan A, Baaklini V, Simon K, and Crystal S. “Racial/ethnic disparities in Medicare buprenorphine receipt are persistent, particularly among disability beneficiaries”, Health Affairs 2023 42:10, 1431-1438.                                                                                                                                                          

  4. Miles J, Treitler P, Hermida R, Nyaku AN, Simon KI, Gupta S, Crystal S, and Samples H. 2023 “Racial/ethnic disparities in timely receipt of buprenorphine among Medicare disability beneficiaries”, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Vol 252.                                                                                                                     

  5. Gupta S, Nguyen TD†, Freeman PR, and Simon KI. Competitive effects of federal and state opioid restrictions: Evidence from the controlled substance laws. Journal of Health Economics. 2023 Sep;91:102772. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2023.102772.

    • Earlier version: National Bureau of Economic Research working paper w27520.

    • Featured in the NBER Bulletin on Health, November 2020                                                                                                                       

  6. Gupta S, Perry B, Simon K. Trends in Abortion- and Contraception-Related Internet Searches After the US Supreme Court Overturned Constitutional Abortion Rights: How Much Do State Laws Matter? JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4(4):e230518. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.0518.                                                                                                                                          

  7. Bundorf, MK, Banthin JS, Kim CY, and Gupta S. 2023. “Employer-Sponsored Coverage Stabilized And Uninsurance Declined In The Second Year Of The COVID-19 Pandemic.” Health Affairs 42 (1): 130–39.                                                                                 

  8. Davis-Ajami ML, Chang C-H, Gupta S, Khan BA, Solid CA, Sharu HE, Boustani M, Yates B, Simon K. "Mortality and Intensive Care Unit Discharge Location Among Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia." American Journal of Critical Care. [Forthcoming]                                                                                                                                                                            

  9. Mazurenko O, Blackburn J, Zhang P, Gupta S, Harle CA, Kroenke K, Simon K. Recent tapering from long-term opioid therapy and odds of opioid-related hospital use. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 May;32(5):526-534. doi: 10.1002/pds.5581.                                 

  10. Nguyen TD, Ziedan E, Simon K, Miles J, Crystal S, Samples H, and Gupta S. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Buprenorphine and Extended-Release Naltrexone Filled Prescriptions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” JAMA Network Open 5, no. 6 (June 1, 2022): e2214765–e2214765.                                                                                 

  11. Gupta S, Montenovo L, Nguyen T, Lozano-Rojas F, Schmutte I, Simon K, Weinberg BA, and Wing C. “Effects of Social Distancing Policy on Labor Market Outcomes.” Contemporary Economic Policy.                                                                                             

  12. Lee B, Yang K, Kaminski P, Peng S, Odabas M, Gupta S, Green Jr HD, Ahn YY, and Perry BL. Substitution of Nonpharmacologic Therapy With Opioid Prescribing for Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(12):e2138453. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.38453                                                                                                            

  13. Mazurenko O, Gupta S, Blackburn J, Simon K, Harle CA. Long-term opioid therapy tapering: trends from 2014 to 2018 in a Midwestern State. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Published online September 25, 2021:109108. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109108                                                                                                                                              

  14. Nguyen, T. D., Gupta, S., Andersen, M. S., Bento, A. I., Simon, K. I., & Wing, C. (2021). Impacts of state COVID-19 reopening policy on human mobility and mixing behavior. Southern Economic Journal, 1– 29.                   

  15. Bundorf MK, Gupta S, Kim C. Trends in US Health Insurance Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212487. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2487                                                                                                           

  16. Gupta S, Cantor J, Simon KI, Bento AI, Wing C, Whaley CM. 2021. Vaccinations Against COVID-19 May Have Averted Up To 140,000 Deaths In The United States. Health Affairs. Published online August 18, 2021. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2021.00619.              

  17. Gupta S, Georgiou A, Sen S, Simon K, Karaca-Mandic P. US Trends in COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Before and After Reopening Economies. JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(6):e211262. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1262                                                                                                                                           

  18. Gupta, S., Al Achkar, M. and Ray, B. (2021), Are prescription drug monitoring laws effective for all? Evidence from administrative data. Contemporary Economic Policy.                                                                   

  19. Carlin P., Gupta S., Sacks D.W. and Wing C. Partisan Differences in COVID-19 Prevalence Among Politicians Suggest Important Role for Protective Behaviors. COVID Economics Vetted and Real-Time Papers. Issue 70 25 February 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  20. Gupta S, Simon K, and Wing C. Mandated and voluntary social distancing during the COVID-19 epidemic. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Forthcoming. Media coverage: Washington Post (Governors’ shutdowns did not cause the pandemic jobs crisis - The Washington Post)                                                                                                                                                                                             

  21. Watson DP, Weathers T, McGuire A, Cohen AW, Huynh P, Bowes C, O’Donnell D, Brucker K and Gupta S. 2021. “Evaluation of an Emergency Department-Based Opioid Overdose Survivor Intervention: Difference-in-Difference Analysis of Electronic Health Record Data to Assess Key Outcomes.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 221 (April 1, 2021): 108595.                                                                                                                                    

  22. Nguyen TD, Gupta S, Ziedan E, et al. Assessment of Filled Buprenorphine Prescriptions for Opioid Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.7497                                                                                                                                                                

  23. Gupta S, Nguyen T, Raman S, et al. Tracking Public and Private Responses to the COVID-19 Epidemic. American Journal of Health Economics. Published online July 6, 2021:000-000. doi:10.1086/716197                                                                                      

  24. Gupta S, Cohen A, Lowder EM and Ray BR. 2020. Validating Imputation Procedures to  Calculate Corrected Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths. Public Health Report,  Vol. 135(1) 124-131.                                                                                                                 

  25. Gupta S. Impact of Volunteering on the Cognitive Decline of the Elderly. 2018. Journal of Economics of  Aging, Vol. 12 46-60. Media coverage: Wall Street Journal (; Daily Mail (U.K.) (                                                                                                                                                                 

  26. Al Achkar, M., Grannis, S., Revere, D. MacKie P., Howard M. and Gupta S. 2018.The effects of state rules on opioid prescribing in Indiana. BMC Health Serv Res 18, 29.​                                                                             

  27. Al Achkar M, Revere D, Dennis B, MacKie P, Gupta S, Grannis S. 2017. Exploring perceptions and experiences of patients who have chronic pain as state prescription opioid policies change: a qualitative study in Indiana. BMJ Open. Nov 12;7(11):e015083. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015083.​​                                                                                                                                                          

  28. van den Berg GJ and Gupta S. 2015. The role of marriage in the causal pathway from economic conditions early in life to mortality. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 40: 141–158.

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