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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.

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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
Elizabeth GraddyProfessor
Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure
Howard Greenwald headshotHoward GreenwaldProfessorHealth service delivery, organizational behavior, survey design
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
T J McCarthyT.J. McCarthyAssociate Professor (Teaching)Labor economics, health economics, economics of education, public economics, program evaluation
Glenn MelnickGlenn 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
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
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
Julie ZissimopoulosJulie M. ZissimopoulosProfessor
Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
Economics of aging, economics of the family, labor economics, health economics