Bo Zhou, Ph.D.

Bo Zhou, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor,
School of Pharmacy


Bo Zhou, Ph.D. is a research assistant professor at the USC School of Pharmacy. Prior to becoming a professor, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. She graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California in 2014. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she obtained her M. Sc. in physics at McMaster University in Canada. 

Her research focuses on health ecnomics and econometrics. Her dissertation studies applications of Markov switching models in economics. She runs simulations of perspective spending in Medicare Part D and analyzes beneficiaires' switching behavior using detailed administrative data, including determinants of switching, costs of switching and the role of inattention in consumer inertia. In addition, her research interest extends to applications of Hidden Markov models in estimating change in health conditions.
To read more about Bo Zhou visit her website at http://www-scf.usc.edu/~zhoub/.