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The health care industry changes quickly, and in complex ways. Health care is affected by rapid shifts in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy, and management. For more than three decades, USC Price faculty have kept pace — leading the field in research on all aspects of our health care system. Faculty examine hospital administration, insurance design, Medicare and allied health partnerships, service delivery, and health economics, as well as analyze the global consequences of policy affecting pharmaceutical and medical device innovation.

Health Care and Policy Impact

How USC Price is informing policy decisions and making an impact in the community

“In some ways, we like to pick on U.S. social programs and focus on inequality. And there is inequality. But what you don’t see is the extreme poverty that existed before we started programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The point is, these programs have been a real success.”

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USC Price faculty and students share their expertise in policy areas that are shaping the world.

“The discussions we have within our classes have introduced me to diverse approaches for mitigating health care issues, which has made me well-rounded. Ultimately, these experiences have prepared me to advocate for the various marginalized communities facing health disparities.”

Jamaul Weaver, MHA '17

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Faculty Experts in Health

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Emma AguilaAssistant ProfessorEconomics of aging, health economics, and applied econometrics
Alice ChenAssistant ProfessorHealth economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics
Phil 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 Doctor headshotJason DoctorAssociate Professor
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
Director of Public Policy, USC Schaeffer Center
Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
Health policy, health care financing and delivery, health care markets
Dana GoldmanProfessor
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 ageing
Elizabeth GraddyProfessor
Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
Executive Vice Provost
Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure
Howard GreenwaldProfessorHealth service delivery, organizational behavior, survey design
Jakub Hlava headshotJakub 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
T.J. McCarthyAssociate Professor (Teaching)Labor economics, health economics, economics of education, public economics, program evaluation
Daniel McFaddenPresidential Professor of Health Economics
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. NicholProfessorHealth policy, health care cost and resource utilization, health state preference assessment, cost-effectiveness
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
Leonard D. SchaefferJudge Robert Maclay Widney Chair
Neeraj SoodProfessor
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
Vice Dean for Research
Health care costs, global health, health insurance markets and benefits design, medical innovation and regulatory policy, Medicare and aging
Karen Van NuysResearch Assistant ProfessorLife sciences innovation, health policy, pharmaceutical pricing and distribution, organizational economics
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
USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

How do we align value and price in healthcare?

Widely cited in the media, researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics are conducting in-depth data analysis on critical issues around health care costs, drug pricing, and the economic impact of early prevention measures, among numerous other topics. Their efforts provide key insights to decision makers at all levels, and contribute to shaping health policy for the better.

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