Gulcan Cil, Ph.D., Associate Scientist

Education & Training

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

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

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

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


Cil, G., Park, J., & Bergen, A. W. (2019). Self-reported prescription drug use for pain and for sleep and incident frailty. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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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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Associate Scientist, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

Visiting Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

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