Director of Graduate Studies,
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
Dr. McCombs joined the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy in 1987, and holds joint appointments in Gerontology and Policy, Planning and Development. He earned his doctorate in economics at the University of California-San Diego, specializing in health economics.
At UCSD, Dr. McCombs received cross training at the School of Medicine through a National Center for Health Services Research pre-doctoral traineeship. Previous positions: Assistant professor with the Department of Mental Hygiene, the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (1980-82); Senior Project Analyst, Applied Management Sciences in Silver Spring, MD (1982-83); and Social Science Research Analyst, the Office of Research and Demonstrations, the Health Care Financing Administration (1983-87).
Dr. McCombs is an author or co-author of articles appearing in Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Health Care Financing Review, Health Affairs, Value in Health, Health Services Research,Psychiatric Services, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Medical Care, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy. Dr. McCombs has also authored or co-authored numerous book chapters. He has served as a consultant to the Health Care Financing Administration and several pharmaceutical companies.
Pharmacoeconomics, Health Insurance Markets & Benefits Design, Health Care Costs, Comparative Effectiveness & OutcomesResearch
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