Neeraj Sood, Ph.D.

Neeraj Sood, Ph.D.

Director of Research,
Schaeffer Center

Vice Dean for Research, Professor of Public Policy
Sol Price School of Public Policy

Phone: (213) 821-7949

Neeraj Sood, Ph.D., is Professor & Vice Dean for Research at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of Research at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & 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 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 Journal of Health Economics, Health Services Research and Forum for Health Economics and Policy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and board member of the American Society of Health Economists. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Sood was a senior economist at RAND and Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


Research Interests:

Health Care Costs, Global Health, Health Insurance Markets &Benefits Design, Medical Innovation & Regulatory Policy, Medicare & Aging, Health Care Costs, Comparative Effectiveness & Outcomes

Selected Publications:

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