Cameron Kaplan, PhD

Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Professor, Medicine, USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Cameron Kaplan, PhD's Bio

Cameron Kaplan, PhD, is a health economist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science.  His work focuses on the impact of health policy and insurance benefit design on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and disparities. Kaplan received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011. Following his PhD, Dr. Kaplan completed a two-year post-doctoral program in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh. He most recently joined USC from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.  He is currently the principal investigator of two large research grants: an R01 from NIA examining the impact of the Medicare prescription drug donut hole closure on medication adherence and health outcomes, and a research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society examining the impact of premium surcharges for tobacco uses in the ACA health insurance exchanges on enrollment.

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