- Improve the performance of healthcare markets
- Increase value in healthcare delivery
- Improve health outcomes and reduce disparities
- Foster better pharmaceutical policy and regulation
Schaeffer Center funding comes from a range of sources including government entities, foundations, corporations, individuals and endowment. A complete list of supporters of the Schaeffer Center can be found in the Center’s annual reports (available here). At all times, the independence and integrity of the research is paramount and the Center retains the right to publish all findings from its research activities. Funding sources are always disclosed. The Center does not conduct proprietary research.
As is the case at many elite academic institutions, USC Schaeffer Center faculty are sought after for their expertise by corporations, government entities and others. These external activities (e.g., consulting) are governed by the Faculty Handbook and the university’s Conflict of Interest in Professional and Business Practices and Conflict of Interest in Research policies. All outside activities must be disclosed via the university’s on-line disclosure system, diSClose, and faculty must adhere to all measures put in place to manage any appearance of conflict.
Revised: January 20, 2017