Rebecca Myerson, MPH, PhD

Nonresident Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Rebecca Myerson, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a nonresident fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center. She was previously an assistant professor of pharmaceutical and health economics in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California and a fellow at the Schaeffer Center. Rebecca Myerson’s research aims to quantify the impacts of policies on incidence and management of chronic disease, with a focus on vulnerable populations. Specific projects have analyzed the role of nutrition policy, health insurance eligibility policy, information interventions, and income transfer programs in shaping these outcomes. Her new research will focus on the impact of a diabetes prevention lifestyle intervention during middle age on disparities in healthy life span. Her research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the NBC Nightly News. In 2018, Myerson received the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research.

Myerson holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago with a concentration in applied econometrics, as well as a master in public health from the University of Washington and a bachelor's in psychology from Harvard. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and conducted research in China as a Fulbright scholar

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