Michael B. Nichol, PhD

Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy
Associate Vice Provost for Online Education, USC Price School of Public Policy

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Michael Nichol is a professor and the associate vice provost for online education at the USC Price School of Public Policy. He holds joint appointments in the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. He served as associate director and executive director of a regional health planning organization prior to completing his doctorate.

Nichol developed the MS in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy at the USC School of Pharmacy, which has become one of the premier graduate degrees in the field. He has served on a number of national boards and committees, including the National Commission on Quality Assurance Cardiovascular Work Group, the National Quality Forum’s National Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Reporting of Therapeutic Drug Management Quality Education and Adherence Technical Advisory Panel, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Systems Research Study Section, and a study section for the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute. He served as president of the USC faculty during the 2008-2009 academic year.

He maintains an active research program enabled by federal and corporate grants. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts on a variety of health topics. He regularly consults for pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, as well as large physician groups within California.

He received his PhD from the University of Southern California and his MS from the University of Oregon.

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