Ryan Mutter (1976-2023)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, UMBC
Ryan was an alumnus of both UMBC’s M.A. program in Economic Policy Analysis and UMBC’s Public Policy Ph.D. program. He completed his undergraduate degree at William and Mary.
Ryan worked as a health economist for a variety of federal government agencies throughout his career conducting studies on topics ranging from the competitive impact of hospital mergers, to the influence on mental health from social media, to the cost effectiveness of health policy proposals. For the past four years he had been employed by the Congressional Budget Office as Principal Analyst in the Health, Retirement, and Long-term Analysis Division. He had over 75 peer-reviewed publications on issues concerning behavioral health, emergency medicine, and hospital markets.
For over 10 years, Ryan was a very popular member of the adjunct faculty within the Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy, teaching courses ranging from Principles of Microeconomics to Benefit Cost Analysis and Health Economics.
Ryan was an active member of the UMBC community since he arrived as a student around 2000. He touched the lives of countless students and members of the economics and public policy community at UMBC. His energy and enthusiasm will be sorely missed.