Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Economics

Schaeffer Fellows in Health Economics: Graduate Certificate Program in Health Economics

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC invites pre-doctoral students in the Department of Economics to apply for a two-year fellowship as part of the new Graduate Certificate Program in Health Economics. Fellows will be afforded the opportunity to conduct research at the Schaeffer Center under the guidance of a faculty mentor at the Schaeffer Center. The fellowship will cover the 3rd and 4th year of study.

The Schaeffer Center was created in 2009 through a generous donation from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer. It is a collaboration of the USC School of Pharmacy and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. The aim of the center is to measurably improve value in health through evidence based policy solutions, research excellence, transformative education, and private and public sector engagement.

To qualify for the fellowship, students must pass the core exam and be working toward the health economics certificate. To complete the graduate certificate program in health economics, students must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. in economics including two advanced fields one of them being health economics. Successful completion of the program is acknowledged by a certificate awarded by the University of Southern California.

Application Process: Please send your 2nd-year empirical paper, curriculum vitae and one name and contact information of an individual who will serve as a reference to: Briana White ( with subject line ‘Schaeffer Fellows in Health Economics.’

For more information contact:
Dr. John Strauss
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics – Kaprielian Hall
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA-90089
Subject: Graduate Certificate in Health Economics

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