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Department of Health Policy and Management

USC Price’s Department of Health Policy and Management is on a mission to improve the lives of others and reduce health disparities. We are committed to training the future leaders of health care who will improve not only the health of our broader population, but make the delivery of care safer, expand access and make health care affordable. Our faculty are policy experts and health economists who work collaboratively within research centers on campus, including the nationally-renowned USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, to promote health and value in health care delivery through innovative research in the United States and internationally.

You will be prepared, as one of our students, to succeed in a health policy and management career thanks to the exposure and experience you will gain in our programs. As a leader, you will understand how to address the needs of diverse and often under-served communities. Through your chosen program, you will gain first-hand knowledge of how to solve real-world problems in health care.

Upon graduating, you will join an esteemed group of alumni who serve as health care executives, policy experts and public servants who are devoted to carrying out our mission and committed to providing opportunities for new students and fellow graduates. Together, we will impact the future of health care.

Jason N. Doctor
Professor & Department Chair
Department of Health Policy and Management

Academic Programs

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Master of Health Administration

The USC Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has been training leaders in health management and policy for more than 35 years.

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Executive Masters of Health Administration Online

If you are an experienced clinical or management health care professional aiming to advance or transition in your career, USC’s Executive MHA offers an unparalleled opportunity to distinguish yourself as a remarkable leader in a time of profound change.

Department Faculty

Emma AguilaEmma AguilaAssociate ProfessorEconomics of aging, health economics, and applied econometrics
Wändi Bruine de BruinWändi Bruine de BruinProvost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science
Director, USC Behavioral Science and Well Being Policy Initiative
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  • Psychology of risk perception and communication
  • Health behavior and patient decision making
  • Public perceptions of climate change and sustainability
  • Economic expectations and financial decision making
  • Behavior change interventions
  • Social science of science communication
  • Age differences in decision making and well-being
Alice ChenAlice ChenAssociate Professor
Vice Dean for Research
Health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics
Phil Dalton headshotPhil DaltonProfessor of Practice of Health Policy and Management Health policy and management, community health needs, national health care delivery, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions
Jason DoctorProfessor
Norman Topping National Medical Enterprise Chair in Medicine
Chair, Health Policy and Management Department
Co-Director, Behavioral Sciences Program, USC Schaeffer Center
Physician behavior and psychology, behavioral economics and health, patient choice and decision making, health policy and implementation, treatment preferences, prescriptions, health informatics
Paul GinsburgPaul B. GinsburgProfessor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management
Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Health policy, health care financing and delivery, health care markets
Dana GoldmanDean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; C. Erwin & Ione L. Piper Chair;
Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics;
University Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Economics
Health economics and finance, health policy, the role of prevention in healthcare, healthcare reform, pharmaceutical regulation and innovation, precision medicine, value of delayed aging
Howard Greenwald headshotHoward GreenwaldProfessorHealth service delivery, organizational behavior, survey design
Norris GunbyNorris GunbyAssociate Professor (Teaching)Health care contracting, health care policy and reform, healthcare strategic management, operational management in the long-term care continuum, racial microaggressions in the healthcare workforce
Michael E. Harris headshotMichael E. HarrisProfessor of the Practice of Health Services Administration and PolicyHealth care contracting, health care policy and reform, emerging health care delivery business models, health care innovation and its impact on health care delivery systems, health care prevention, wellness, patient access
Genevieve KanterGenevieve KanterAssociate ProfessorHealth economics, health policy, FDA, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, conflicts of interest, physician-industry relationships, medical ethics
Darius LakdawallaProfessor of Pharmaceutical Economics and Public Policy
Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Innovation; Director of Research, Schaeffer Center
Health economics and health policy, the economics of risks to health, value and determinants of medical innovation, the economics of health insurance markets, industrial organization of healthcare markets
LaVonna LewisLaVonna B. LewisProfessor (Teaching)
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
American politics, public policy (most notably health policy), interest groups, and federal programs
Headshot of Gelnn Melnick with fireplace behind himGlenn MelnickProfessor
Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance
Health economics, health finance, health care systems, managed care
Karen MulliganKaren MulliganAssistant Professor (Research)Health economics, applied microeconometrics, labor economics
Lisa OzaetaAssistant Professor (Teaching)Health care finance, law, strategy
Rosalie PaculaRosalie PaculaProfessor
Elizabeth Garrett Endowed Chair in Health Policy, Economics, and Law
Economics of addiction, market for addictive goods, addiction policy, delivery and financing of addiction treatment, cannabis and opioid policy
John Romley HeadshotJohn A. RomleyAssociate Professor of Public Policy and Pharmaceutical & Health Economics
Director, PhD Programs
Hospital industry, Health-care productivity / efficiency, Environmental health disparities
David SloaneDavid SloaneProfessor
Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Urban history, community health planning, health disparities, cultural landscapes
Neeraj SoodNeeraj SoodProfessorInfectious diseases, health care costs, global health, economic epidemiology, health insurance markets and benefits design, medical innovation and regulatory policy, Medicare and aging
Bryan TysingerBryan TysingerAssistant Professor (Research)
Director of Health Policy Microsimulation, USC Schaeffer Center
Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Modeling health and economic outcomes over the life course; dynamic microsimulation modeling; valuing the burden of disease, medical innovation, and disease prevention; international comparisons of health policy solutions; Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
Julie ZissimopoulosJulie M. ZissimopoulosProfessor
Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
Economics of aging, economics of the family, labor economics, health economics