Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
USC School of Pharmacy
Research interests: Policy evaluation, health economics, health services research
With the goal of informing policy to improve health, Rebecca Myerson’s research aims to quantify the impacts of policies on incidence and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Her health economics research assesses whether informing patients about their health biomarkers and health insurance options closes gaps in uptake of needed care. Specific projects have analyzed trans fat restrictions, screening interventions, assistance programs for health insurance enrollment, and Medicaid eligibility expansions. Her research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News. In 2018, Rebecca’s research was selected to receive the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research.
Rebecca holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago with a concentration in applied econometrics, as well as a Master in Public Health degree from the University of Washington and a bachelors in psychology from Harvard. Prior to graduate school, Rebecca worked at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and conducted research in China as a Fulbright scholar.
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