Schaeffer Center Director of Research Neeraj Sood has been elected to the board of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon). ASHEcon is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research in the United States. He is the second member from the University of Southern California, joining Schaeffer Center Director Dana Goldman.
In addition to the appointment on the ASHEcon board, he is on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee for a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and standing member of the Health Services Organization and Delivery study section at NIH. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Sood was a senior economist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Sood is the vice dean for research at the Price School of Public Policy as well as an associate professor at the Price School and the USC School of Pharmacy. He has published over 70 articles and four book chapters in leading journals in economics, medicine, and health policy. He is on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and Forum for Health Economics and Policy. Sood has been asked to testify on health policy issues before state legislators and is frequently quoted in national news sources.
The ASHEcon board of directors is a distinguished group of health economists and includes five officers and twelve members. Members serve four year terms and establish the policies and programs of ASHEcon. The flagship activity of the organization is a multiday biennial conference which attracts nearly 1,000 participants and is considered the premier health economics conference in the US. In 2014 the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics hosted the fifth biennial conference at the University of Southern California.