Dana Goldman, PhD

Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair, Schaeffer Center
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy & Economics at the USC School of Pharmacy and the USC Price School of Public Policy

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Dana Goldman is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and a Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He also directs the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, a centerpiece of one of the nation’s premier health policy and management programs (ranked No. 3 in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report). He also is a founder of Precision Health Economics, a health economics consultancy with offices nationwide.

Goldman is the author of more than 200 articles and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy and statistics journals. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office, Covered California (the California insurance exchange) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, and is a frequent speaker on healthcare issues. He is a founding editor of the Forum for Health Economics and Policy and serves on several editorial boards, including Health Affairs and the American Journal of Managed Care. He is a member of the board of directors for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the American Society of Health Economists. Goldman's work has been featured in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, NBC Nightly News, CNN, National Public Radio and other media.

He has received several prominent awards. In 2016, he was appointed a Distinguished Professor at USC and in 2009 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). He also was a recipient of the MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award, which honored his research to define the value of healthy aging and medical innovations to help individuals live healthier and longer lives; the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize, in recognition of outstanding research demonstrating how medical research impacts the economy; the National Institute for Health Care Management Research Foundation award for excellence in health policy; and the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award in recognition of the contributions of a young scholar to the field of health services research.

Goldman is also an adjunct professor of Health Services at UCLA and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to 2009, he held the Distinguished Chair in Health Economics at the RAND Corporation and was director of RAND's program in Health Economics, Finance and Organization and the Bing Center for Health Economics.

He received his BA summa cum laude from Cornell University and a PhD in eEconomics from Stanford University.

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