Mission Statement

The Emotional Well-Being and Economic Burden (EMOT-ECON)Network’s mission is to develop critical knowledge about the impact of economic burden of disease on emotional well-being of patients and families, with the ultimate goal of developing the strategies needed to reduce it.

Economic burden includes medical care expenses, income lost when sick, and other such economic consequences of disease.

Emotional well-being includes aspects such positive emotions, life satisfaction, sense of purpose, and ability to pursue goals.

Vision Statement


Our vision is to be the premier go-to resource for researchers who seek to advance and support research on emotional well-being and economic burden, and its translation into public health policy, patient advocacy and support, and innovations in health care delivery.

UAB the University of Alabama at Birmingham home
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.