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Jakub Hlávka, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Healthcare Markets Initiative and Fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center. He is also a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department of the Price School of Public Policy at USC. His NIH-funded research focuses on the modeling of dementia treatments and associated economic challenges, with a specific focus on Alzheimer’s disease and emerging disease-modifying therapies. His modeling of COVID-19 pandemic interventions has been supported by the CDC and DHS, and his broader research interests include innovative payment models for pharmaceuticals, health system reform and the study of inequality, with current funding from the Greenwall and PhRMA foundations. Dr. Hlávka teaches in master’s programs at the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Keck School of Medicine.
Outside of USC, Prof. Hlávka is a research consultant for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Committee on Improving Representation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Trials and Research) and a member of the International Pharmacoeconomics Collaboration on Alzheimer’s Disease (IPECAD). He has additional professional experience from Genentech where he worked on R&D portfolio planning and as a consultant to the Tufts Medical Center's Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health. In volunteer capacity, he works closely with a hospital and schools serving vulnerable populations in the Dandora area of Nairobi, Kenya.
Aside from health policy and economics, he has co-authored studies in national security, aerospace and emerging technologies and has served in research and consulting roles at the Fraunhofer Society (Germany), RAND Europe in Cambridge (England), and at the Office of the Government and Ministry of Finance in Prague (Czech Republic).
Dr. Hlávka holds a PhD and MPhil from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, a master’s degree from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Economics in Prague.
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