USC Price School of Public Policy

Neeraj Sood

Vice Dean for Research

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Policy Analysis

RAND Graduate School


Health care costs, global health, health insurance markets and benefits design, medical innovation and regulatory policy, Medicare and aging

Biographical sketch

Neeraj Sood, Ph.D., is the Vice Dean for Research at the USC Price School of Public Policy. In addition, he is a researcher at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, and is a Professor at the Price School’s Department of Health Policy and Management and the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. His prior work has focused on the economics of innovation, HIV/AIDS, health care financing, and global health.

His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and books including leading journals in economics, medicine and health policy. He has testified frequently on health policy issues before state legislators and his work has also been featured in several media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and Scientific American. Dr. Sood was the finalist for the 16th and 21st Annual NIHCM Health Care Research Award, recognizing outstanding research in health policy. He was also the 2009 recipient of the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize, recognizing outstanding research demonstrating how medical research impacts the economy.

Dr. Sood is on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and Forum for Health Economics and Policy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and standing member of the Health Services Organization and Delivery study section at NIH. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Sood was a senior economist at RAND and Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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