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Julie Zissimopoulos, Ph.D.

Julie Zissimopoulos, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Schaeffer Center
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, USC Price School of Public Policy
Assistant Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy



Julie M. Zissimopoulos is Assistant Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC).  In addition to her faculty appointment, she serves as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the Price School, and is Associate Director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, one of the nation’s premier health policy research institutions.  She is also Co-Director of USC’s Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, funded by the National Institute on Aging, and a network associate of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society.  She was previously a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. She specializes in the economics of aging.  Topics of special interest are savings and wealth, work at middle and older ages, financial and non-financial support between generations of family members and medical expenditures. Dr. Zissimopoulos’ research sponsors have included the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration. She is a frequent speaker on the economics of aging and her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on California Public Radio, PBS Newshour, and other media.  Dr. Zissimopoulos received her B.A. summa cum laude from Boston College, her M.A. degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

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zissimop@healthpolicy.usc.edu