Sheldon Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Papers in Archival Journals

Immunization and Vaccine Economics

1.     Weniger, B.G., Chen, R.T., Jacobson, S.H. Sewell, E.C. Deuson, R., Livengood, J.R., Orenstein, W.A., 1998, "Addressing the Challenges to Immunization Practice with an Economic Algorithm for Vaccine Selection," Vaccine, 16(19), 1885-1897.

2.     Jacobson, S.H. Sewell, E.C., Deuson, R., Weniger, B.G., 1999, "An Integer Programming Model for Vaccine Procurement and Delivery for Childhood Immunization: A Pilot Study," Health Care Management Science, 2, 1-9.

3.     Sewell, E.C., Jacobson, S.H., Weniger, B.G., 2001, ““Reverse Engineering" a Formulary Selection Algorithm to Determine the Economic Value of Pentavalent and Hexavalent Combination Vaccines,” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 20(11), S45-S56.

4.     Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., 2002, “Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Determine Combination Vaccine Price Distributions for Childhood Diseases,” Health Care Management Science, 5(2), 135-145.

5.     Sewell, E.C., Jacobson, S.H., 2003, "Using an Integer Programming Model to Determine the Price of Combination Vaccines for Childhood Immunization,” Annals of Operations Research, 119, 261-284.

6.     Jacobson, S.H., Karnani, T., Sewell, E.C., 2003, “Analyzing the Economic Value of the Hepatitis B - Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Combination Vaccine by Reverse Engineering a Formulary Selection Algorithm,” Vaccine, 21(17-18), 2169-2177.

7.     Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., Allwine, D.A., Medina, E.A., Weniger, B.G., 2003, “Designing Pediatric Vaccine Formularies and Pricing Pediatric Combination Vaccines using Operations Research Models and Algorithms,” Expert Review of Vaccines, 2(1), 15-19.

8.     Jacobson, S.H., Karnani, T., Sewell, E.C., 2004, “Assessing the Impact of Wastage on Pediatric Vaccine Immunization Formulary Costs Using a Vaccine Selection Algorithm,” Vaccine, 22(17-18), 2307-2315.

9.     Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., Karnani, T., 2005, “Engineering the Economic Value of Two Pediatric Combination Vaccines,” Health Care Management Science, 8(1), 29-40.

10.  Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., Proano, R.A., Jokela, J.A., 2006, “Stockpile Levels for Pediatric Vaccines: How Much is Enough?” Vaccine, 24(17), 3530-3537.

11.  Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., Proano, R.A., 2006, “An Analysis of the Pediatric Vaccine Supply Shortage Problem,” Health Care Management Science, 9(4), 371-389.

12.  Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., Jokela, J.A., 2007, “A Survey of Vaccine Distribution and Delivery Issues in the United States: From Pediatrics to Pandemics,” Expert Review of Vaccines, 6(6), 981-990.

13.  Hall, S.N., Sewell, E.C., Jacobson, S.H., 2008, “Maximizing the Effectiveness of a Pediatric Vaccine Formulary While Prohibiting Extraimmunization, Health Care Management Science, 11(4), 339-352.

14.  Hall, S.N., Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., 2008, “An Analysis of Pediatric Vaccine Formulary Selection Problems," Operations Research, 56(6), 1348-1365.

15.  Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., 2008, “A Web-based Tool for Designing Vaccine Formularies for Childhood Immunization in the United States,” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15(5), 611-619.

16.  Robbins, M.J., Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., 2010, “Pricing Strategies for Combination Pediatric Vaccines and their Impact on Market Share: Pediarix or Pentacel?” Health Care Management Science, 13(1), 54-64.

17.  Proano, R.A., Jacobson, S.H. Jokela, J.A., 2010, “A Multi-attribute Approach for Setting Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile Levels,” Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 6(4), 709-722.

18.  Robbins, M.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2011, “Pediatric Vaccine Procurement Policy: The Monopsonist’s Problem,” Omega, 39(6), 589-597.

19.  Proano, R.A., Jacobson, S.H., Zhang, W., 2012, “Making Combination Vaccines More Accessible to Low-Income Countries: The Antigen Bundle Pricing Problem,” Omega, 40(1), 53-64.

20.  Behzad, B., Jacobson, S.H., Sewell, E.C., 2012, “Pricing Strategies for Combination Pediatric Vaccines based on the Lowest Overall Cost Formulary,” Expert Review of Vaccines, 11(10), 1189-1197.

21.  Robbins, M.J., Jacobson, S.H., Shanhbag, U.V., Behzad, B., 2014, “The Weighted Set Covering Game: A Vaccine Pricing Model For Pediatric Immunization,INFORMS Journal on Computing, 26(1), 183-198.

22.  Behzad, B., Jacobson, S.H., Jokela, J.A., Sewell, E.C., 2014, “The Relationship Between Pediatric Combination Vaccines and Market Effects,” American Journal of Public Health, 104(6), 998-1004.

23.  Robbins, M.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2015, "Analytics for Vaccine Economics and Pricing: Insights & Observations," Expert Review of Vaccines, 14(4), 605-616.

24.  Behzad B., Jacobson S.H., Robbins M.J., 2015, “A Symmetric Capacity-Constrained Differentiated Oligopoly Model for the United States Pediatric Vaccine Market with Linear Demand,” IIE Transactions, 47(11), 1252-1266.

25.  Behzad, B., Jacobson, S.H. 2016, "Asymmetric Bertrand-Edgeworth-Chamberlin Competition with Linear Demand: A Pediatric Vaccine Pricing Model", Service Science, 8(1), 71-84.


Last Updated: 15 October 2020