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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 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
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 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
T.J. McCarthyT.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. NicholProfessor
Associate Vice Provost for Online Education
Health policy, health care cost and resource utilization, health state preference assessment, cost-effectiveness
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
Leonard D. SchaefferJudge Robert Maclay Widney Chair
Neeraj SoodProfessorInfectious diseases, health care costs, global health, economic epidemiology, health insurance markets and benefits design, medical innovation and regulatory policy, Medicare and aging
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