Schaeffer Center Research Programs

Schaeffer Center Research Programs

For more than 10 years, Schaeffer Center experts have worked to advance innovative prescription drug payment models that lead to better health and long-term returns. We have shed light on the broken—and at times distorted—pharmaceutical distribution system and provided policy solutions that benefit patients. We have advanced solutions to improve healthcare markets and the insurance system. We have worked to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities; and foster better pharmaceutical policy and regulation through data-driven, interdisciplinary research. Through data-driven, interdisciplinary research, our analyses helped spur federal regulations and state laws to save patients from spiraling out-of-pocket costs and improve access to breakthrough therapies. Our research programs include:

Aging and Cognition


Behavioral Sciences


COVID-19 Initiative


Health Policy Simulation


Value of Life Sciences Innovation


USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy