Erin L. Duffy, PhD

Research Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center

Erin L. Duffy, PhD's Bio

Erin L. Duffy is a research scientist at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and a scholar with the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy.

Her research explores cost-drivers, market failures, and patients’ financial liability in the American healthcare system. Duffy’s recent work measures the prevalence and magnitude of surprise medical bills and evaluates the impacts of policies addressing surprise medical bills. She has also conducted qualitative and quantitative research on health systems’ performance, healthcare provider payment, and socioeconomic and racial disparities in health outcomes.

Duffy earned a PhD in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School, an MPH in biostatistics and epidemiology from Boston University, and a BA from Wellesley College. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the USC Schaeffer Center.

Recent Work