Department of Health Policy and Management

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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 Doctor

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 AguilaAssociate ProfessorEconomics of aging, health economics, and applied econometrics
Wändi Bruine de BruinProvost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science
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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 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 DoctorThe Norman Topping National Medical Enterprise Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
Director of Health Informatics, 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 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 GoldmanDana GoldmanDean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair
Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Distinguished 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 GreenwaldProfessorHealth service delivery, organizational behavior, survey design
Michael 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
Jakub HlavkaJakub P. HlávkaResearch Assistant Professor Health economics and finance, health policy and healthcare reform, pharmaceutical regulation and innovation, Alzheimer’s disease, data privacy and security
Darius LakdawallaProfessor
Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation
Director of Research, USC Schaeffer Center
LaVonna B. LewisTeaching Professor of Public Policy
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
American politics, public policy (most notably health policy), interest groups, and federal programs
Glenn MelnickProfessor
Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance
Health economics, health finance, health care systems, managed care
Karen MulliganResearch Assistant ProfessorHealth economics, applied microeconometrics, labor economics
Michael B. NicholProfessor
Associate Vice Provost for Online Education
Health policy, health care cost and resource utilization, health state preference assessment, cost-effectiveness
Lisa OzaetaAssistant Professor (Teaching)Health care finance, law, strategy
Rosalie Pacula headshot web sizeRosalie PaculaElizabeth Garrett Chair in Health Policy, Economics, and Law, and ProfessorEconomics of addiction, market for addictive goods, addiction policy, delivery and financing of addiction treatment, cannabis and opioid policy
John Romley HeadshotJohn A. RomleyAssociate Professor
Economist, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Hospital industry, Health-care productivity / efficiency, Environmental health disparities
David SloanDavid SloaneProfessor
Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Urban history, community health planning, health disparities, cultural landscapes
Neeraj SoodProfessorInfectious diseases, health care costs, global health, economic epidemiology, health insurance markets and benefits design, medical innovation and regulatory policy, Medicare and aging
Bryan TysingerResearch Assistant Professor
Director, 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 M. ZissimopoulosAssociate Professor
Director, Research Training, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Economics of aging, economics of the family, labor economics, health economics