Douglas Barthold, PhD

Nonresident Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Douglas Barthold, PhD's Bio

Douglas Barthold, PhD, is a research assistant professor at the University of Washington and is affiliated with the university’s Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute.

His research focuses on health insurance design, the role of health policy in influencing healthcare utilization, health outcomes and inequality, and the effects of health insurance eligibility expansions on the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status. His PhD dissertation analyzed the effects of prescription drug cost sharing, including cross-price effects on complementary service utilization and offset effects on preventable hospitalizations and emergency department visits. Past work also examined multilevel modeling of the relationship between diabetes diagnoses and labor force participation, and longitudinal health system efficiency analyses.

Barthold completed undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned a PhD in economics from McGill University, with a specialty in health economics.

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