Schaeffer Center Director Dana Goldman was one of two faculty recognized for extraordinary scholarship with the USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship at the 36th Annual USC Academic Honors Convocation, held on Monday. The annual event honors exceptional students and faculty, as well as the university’s most dedicated supporters.
Goldman is a distinguished professor of public policy, pharmacy, and economics at the USC School of Pharmacy and the Price School of Public Policy and holds the Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. Goldman has directed the Schaeffer Center since its inception in 2009. Since its founding, it has emerged as one of the nation’s top health policy centers.
The Associates Award for Creativity in Research is the highest honor the university faculty bestow on its members for distinguished intellectual and artistic achievements.
Goldman is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of health economics, having published over 200 peer-reviewed articles which have been cited over 7000 times. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office and serves on several editorial boards including Health Affairs and the American Journal of Managed Care.
“The breadth and reach of Dana’s research and publications is a testament to his broad expertise in the fields of economics, medicine, gerontology, and public policy,” said Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack H. Knott. “His career is unique and exemplary and his work is influential and impactful.”
His innovative work in the fields of delayed aging, the economics of prevention, and forecasting future health and spending have significantly contributed to ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life. As an example of his leadership, under his direction the Schaeffer Center’s Future Elderly Model (FEM) has developed as a premier simulation tool for predicting health trends and the consequences of interventions on productivity, government costs, and health outcomes.
Also recognized at the reception was USC Trustee Wallis Annenberg who received the prestigious University Medallion, awarded very selectively to those who have made major contributions to the university. She is only the fourth recipient of the honor.
Thomas Buchanan, vice dean for research and professor of medicine, obstetrics and genecology, and physiology and biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was also recognized with the 2017 Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship.