Gulcan Cil, Ph.D., Associate Scientist

Education & Training

B.S., 2005
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Economics

MA, 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Economics

Ph.D., 2015
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Economics

Postdoctoral, 2016
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental and Public Health Economics

Associate Scientist Gulcan Cil, Ph,.D.,  is a health economist with a particular focus on policy impact evaluation and identification of the effects of behavioral and environmental factors on health and other socio-economic outcomes. Her research expertise is in analyses of large data sets from administrative records using modern statistical techniques for improved causal inference. She has extensive experience in large-scale policy evaluation in terms of behavioral responses they induce and their impacts on individual outcomes. She has also participated in cost studies for school-based programs, and studies that involve population-level evaluation of school- or community-based programs.

Current Projects

ICBT for Maternal Depression: Community Implementation in Head Start

PROJECT PERIOD

04/01/21 - 03/31/26

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil, Lisa Sheeber

Co-Investigators
Gulcan Cil, Betsy Davis, John Seeley

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Examining the Efficacy of Friends on the Block: An Intensive Early Literacy Intervention for Elementary Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disability

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/20 - 06/30/25

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Keith Smolkowski

Co-Investigators
Gulcan Cil

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Publications

Clarke, B., Cil, G., Smolkowski, K., Sutherland, M., Turtura, J., Doabler, C. T., Fien, H., & Baker, S. K. (2020). Conducting a cost effectiveness analysis of an early numeracy intervention. School Psychology Review, 49(4), 359-373. https://doi.org/?10.1080/2372966x.2020.1761236

Cil G, Park J, Bergen AW. Self-reported prescription drug use for pain and for sleep and Incident frailty. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Dec;67(12):2474-2481. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16214. PubMed PMID: 31648384.

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Cil, Gulcan (2017). Effects of posted point-of-sale warnings on alcohol consumption during pregnancy and on birth outcomes.  Journal of Health Economics, 53, 131-155.

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Cil, Gulcan, and Cameron, Trudy (2017). Potential climate change health risks from increases in heat waves: Abnormal birth outcomes and adverse maternal health conditions. Risk Analysis, 37:11, 2066-2079.

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Experience

2017-Present
Associate Scientist, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2016-2017
Visiting Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2015-2016
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab, Western Ecology Division (WED), Corvallis, OR.