Policy Makers
 
 
 

If you are working on policy and would like to request an interview with any of our experts please contact:

Stephanie Hedt
Policy Communications Associate
Phone: 213-821-4555
hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu
The Schaeffer Center strives to work toward providing rigorous and independent perspectives on the most pressing health policy issues of today. As debate about health care issues continue to grow on the state, national and international levels, the Schaeffer Center is primed to communicate innovative, long-term and evidence-based policy recommendations and insights in order to measurably improve health outcomes.

Schaeffer Center faculty have worked with public health departments to implement interventions:


Poster Commitments Make an Impact on Antibiotic Prescribing

CDC post about the commitment poster intervention aimed at reducing antibiotic prescribing (original research conducted by Schaeffer Center faculty) being implemented across the country November 15, 2016
Research by: Jason Doctor, director of health informatics; Daniella Meeker, Schaeffer Center faculty; and colleagues
CDC post here.

Schaeffer Center faculty have provided expert testimony to policymakers at the state and federal levels:

 

Health Care Market Consolidations: Impacts on Cost, Quality, and Access
Informational Hearing, California State Senate Health Committee
March 16, 2016
Testimony by: Paul Ginsburg, Director of Public Policy
Title of presentation: Fostering Competition in Consolidation Markets
Download his full testimony here. 

Examining Consolidation in the Health Insurance Industry and its Impact on Consumers
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
September 22, 2015
Testimony by: Paul Ginsburg, Director of Public Policy

Making Health Care Affordable: The Impact on Consumers
Informational Hearing, California State Senate Health Committee
March 18, 2015
Testimony by: Neeraj Sood, Director of Research
Title of presentation: How can we make health care more affordable? 

Examining Health Care Competition

A public workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
February 24, 2015
Presentation by: Paul Ginsburg, Director of Public Policy
Title of presentation: Limited Networks

Making Health Care Affordable: What’s Driving Costs?

Informational Hearing, California State Senate Health Committee
February 4, 2015
Testimony by: Geoffrey Joyce, Director of  Health Policy

Schaeffer Center researchers have been on NAS committees  to explore issues of national priority:


Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (2016)
Committee Chair: Steven Teutsch, Senior Fellow, Schaeffer Center

Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (2016)
Committee Member: Neeraj Sood, Director of Research

The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: 
Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses 

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (2015)
Committee Member: Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair

Schaeffer Center research has been cited in prominent government reports: 

 

The 2014 Economic Report of the President
Report released March 10, 2014
Cites work by Neeraj Sood, Director of Research

The 2013 Economic Report of the President

Report released March 15, 2013
Cites work by Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair, and Darius Lakdawalla, Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation