Dana Goldman, Ph.D.

Dana Goldman, Ph.D.

Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair, Schaeffer Center

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, & Economics at School of Pharmacy & Sol Price School of Public Policy
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Dana Goldman is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.  He is also a Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Economics.  Prior to this appointment, he held the Chair in Health Economics at the RAND Corporation and was the director of RAND's program in Health Economics, Finance, and Organization and the Bing Center for Health Economics.  He is also one of the founders of Precision Health Economics, a health care consultancy.

Dr. Goldman is the author of over 170 articles and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy, and statistics journals.  He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office and Covered California (the California insurance exchange) and is a frequent speaker on health care issues.  He serves on several editorial boards including Health Affairs and the American Journal of Managed Care.  He is a founding editor of the Forum for Health Economics and Policy, an online journal devoted to health economics and health policy.  Dr. Goldman's work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, NBC Nightly News, CNN, National Public Radio, and other media.  

Dr. Goldman has received numerous awards and recognition for his research.  In 2009, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine in recognition of his professional achievement and commitment to service.   He also was the first recipient of the MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award, honoring his research to clearly define the value of healthy aging and medical innovations to help individuals live healthier and longer lives.  He was a 2009 recipient of the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize, recognizing outstanding research demonstrating how medical research impacts the economy.  He is also a past recipient of the National Institute for Health Care Management Research Foundation award for excellence in health policy, and the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award recognizing contributions of a young scholar to the field of health services research.  

Dr. Goldman is also an Adjunct Professor of Health Services at UCLA, a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a director of the RAND/UCLA Health Services Research Postdoctoral Training Program.  He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.    


Research Interests:

Medical Innovation & Regulation,Pharmacoeconomics, Health Care Costs, Public Health, ComparativeEffectiveness & Outcomes, Global Health Policy, Patient CenteredOutcomes

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