Quintiles Fellows

Quintiles Senior Fellows

David Beier, JD, is a Managing Director of Bay City Capital and has been with the firm since 2013. He is a globally recognized leader in health care policy, pricing, intellectual property, government affairs, regulatory affairs, health care economics, and product commercialization. In addition, having spent two decades as part of the senior management teams for Amgen and Genentech, the two largest biotechnology companies in the world, he contributes invaluable perspective regarding strategy for entrepreneurial biotechs’, the needs of potential acquirers, and the global health care industry in general. More >

Ernst Berndt, PhD is the Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Until January 2011, he was Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Technological Progress and Productivity Measurement. More>

Jay Bhattacharya, PhD, MD, is an associate professor of medicine and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member. His research focuses on the constraints that vulnerable populations face in making decisions that affect their health status, as well as the effects of government policies and programs designed to benefit vulnerable populations. He has published empirical economics and health services research on the elderly, adolescents, HIV/AIDS and managed care. Most recently, he has researched the regulation of the viatical-settlements market (a secondary life-insurance market that often targets HIV patients) and summer/winter differences in nutritional outcomes for low-income American families. He is also working on a project examining the labor-market conditions that help determine why some U.S. employers do not provide health insurance. More >

Joan E. Bro
derick, PhD is Senior Behavioral Scientist at the Center for Economic and Social Research and the Associate Director of the USC Dornsife Center for Self-Report Science at the University of Southern California. Until early 2014, she was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Broderick’s current research focuses on several areas: the methodology of patient-reported outcome (PROs) measurement, application of PROs in clinical and research settings, and clinical trials for treatment of chronic pain. More >

Amitabh Chandra, PhD, 
is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Panel of Health Advisors, and is a Research Associate at the IZA Institute in Bonn, Germany and at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). At Harvard, Professor Chandra teaches undergraduates in Harvard College, graduate students at the Kennedy School and Business School, and in Harvard's Executive Education programs. His research focuses on innovation and cost-growth in healthcare, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs.
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Mary C. Daly, PhD,
  is Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In this role, she oversees key research functions and supports the development of monetary policy by guiding and providing relevant economic and financial analyses. Dr. Daly is also the Chair of the Bank’s Diversity Council, committed to creating an inclusive environment, where employees have an opportunity to grow and develop. Furthermore she serves on the Bank’s Executive Committee in charge of strategic direction and policy for the Twelfth District. She began her career as an economist at the San Francisco Federal Reserve in 1996 following the completion of a National Institute of Aging Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. More >

Deborah Freund, MA, MPH, PhD is University Professor in Economic Sciences in The School of Social Sciences and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. In the past, she served as The O’Neill-Alcoa Chair of Policy Analysis at The RAND Corporation, The President of Claremont Graduate University, The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Economics at Syracuse University, and The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties and Professor of Public Affairs, Economics and Medicine at Indiana University. More>

Anupam B. Jena, PhD, MD, is the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  As an economist and a physician, Dr. Jena’s research involves several areas of health economics and policy including the economics of physician behavior and the physician workforce, health care productivity, medical malpractice, and the economics of medical innovation.  Dr. Jena graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with majors in biology and economics.  He received his MD and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was funded by the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  More >

Robert Kaestner, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and in the Department of Economics of the University of California, Riverside.  Dr. Kaestner is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute. Dr. Kaestner received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He received his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY).   More >

Emmett B. Keeler (Ph.D. Mathematics, Harvard) is a Professor in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Public Health School, where he has taught cost-effectiveness analysis and decision analysis in medicine and public health for many years. In 1997, he set up the quality assurance procedures for the RAND Health Program reports, and led the quality assurance office until 2005.More>

Richard Kronick is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, where he has been on the faculty since 1988.  His research focuses on understanding how health care financing interventions can improve access, quality, efficiency, and equity in health care. From 2010 to 2016 Professor Kronick served in the Obama Administration: from 2010 to 2013 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), primarily working on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and from 2013-2016 as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. More>

Bob Kocher, MD, is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. He currently serves on the Board of Jiff, Aledade, and Lyra Health, where he is also a co-founder, and is a Board Observer at Grand Rounds, Stride, and Doctor on Demand. He is a former Director at Castlight Health (CSLT).

Additionally, he is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution Engleberg Center for Health Reform. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Department, National Institute of Healthcare Management (NIHCM), and ChildObesity180. He is also a member of the Health Affairs Editorial Board. More >

Anup Malani, PhD, is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is also a Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.; a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and the Forum for Health Economics and Policy. More >

Charles F. Manski, PhD, has been Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University since 1997. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983-98), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979-83), and Carnegie Mellon University (1973-80). He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from M. I. T. in 1970 and 1973. Manski=s research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and analysis of public policy. He is author of Public Policy in an Uncertain World (Harvard 2013), Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard 2007), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton 2005), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer, 2003), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences (Harvard 1995), and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman & Hall, 1988), co-author of College Choice in America (Harvard 1983), and co-editor of Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs (Harvard 1992) and Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications (MIT 1981). He has served as Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (1988-91) and as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1994-98). More >

Samuel R. Nussbaum, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and serves as adjunct professor at the Olin School of Business, Washington University.  

From 2000 until 2016, Dr. Samuel Nussbaum served as Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy, and Chief Medical Officer for Anthem.   In that role, he was the key spokesperson and policy advocate and oversaw clinical strategy and corporate medical and pharmacy policy. Dr. Nussbaum was responsible for HealthCore, Anthem’s clinical outcomes research subsidiary.  He helped construct the model that has evolved into the current FDA Safety Sentinel System.  In collaboration with other medical leaders, he helped design and promote patient-centered medical homes and assessed their impact on the quality and cost effectiveness of care. More >

Charles E. Phelps, PhD, received his BA in Mathematics from Pomona College in 1965, an MBA (Hospital Administration) in 1968 and PhD (Business Economics) in 1973 from the University of Chicago.
Phelps began his research career at the RAND Corporation in 1971.  During his time there, he helped found the RAND Health Insurance Study (a large randomized controlled trial assessing the medical use and health outcomes arising from different health insurance coverages), and served as Director of RAND’s Program on Regulatory Policies and Institutions. More > 


Scott D. Ramsey, PhD, MD, is a general internist and health economist. He is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he directs Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, a multidisciplinary team devoted to clinical and economic evaluations of new and existing cancer prevention, screening and treatment technologies. In addition, Dr. Ramsey is a Professor in the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and the Institute for Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington.
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Steven Teutsch, MPH, MD, is an independent consultant; Adjunct Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA; Senior Fellow at the Public Health Institute; and Senior Fellow, Schaeffer Center, University of Southern California.  He was formerly the Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Public Health, and Executive Director Outcomes Research and Management program at Merck.  He is retired from CDC where he was Director of the Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods.  More>

Quintiles Fellows

Douglas Barthold, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Pharmacy. Prior to moving to University of Washington, Doug was a Schaeffer-Amgen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from McGill University in 2015, with health economics as his primary field of specialization. He completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007. More>

Cynthia Chen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Economics in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore effective August 14, 2017.  She was previously is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, United States. She received a PhD in Public Health and Masters in Statistics from the National University of Singapore. She specializes in biostatistics and research on aging, and seeks to expand her knowledge in health economics.  More>

Gwyn Pauley, PhD
is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison beginning September 2017.  Prior to moving to Madison, Gwyn was a Schaeffer-Amgen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.  She finished her PhD in Economics at Johns Hopkins University in 2015.  Before entering her PhD program, she received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina.  More>