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Robert Graboyes

Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Department: Family, Community & Mental Health Systems

Office: McLeod 5031
Phone: (804) 287-6355
Email: rfg7qu@Virginia.EDU
Fax: (434) 982-1809

Dr. Robert Graboyes earned his MSHA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and his PhD in Economics at Columbia University in 2000.  He has over 30 years of experience as an economist and an academic with senior fellow appointments for Health and Economics and Healthcare Advisement for the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation.  He has adjunct academic appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University, George Washington University and the University of Virginia.

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Research Focus

Dr. Graboyes focused his PhD program of study on “Indemnities versus Deductibles in Health Insurance: Relative Efficiency in Deterring Low-Benefit Medical Treatments”.

Teaching Focus

Dr. Graboyes has a long standing history of mentoring and teaching undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who have an interest in healthcare administration, economics, and finance.


Online, Newspaper Article

Graboyes, R. (2013, November 6). Health care needs a Steve Jobs: Column. USA Today. Retrieved from

Graboyes, R. (2013, October 11). ObamaCare will enrich insurers at taxpayers' expense. Investor’s Business Daily. Retrieved from

Graboyes, R. (2013, October 2). Paging Dr. Jobs [Editorial]. The McClatchy Tribune. .

Graboyes, R. (2013, November 17). Medicaid expansion: States under duress. Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved from

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