Health Economics PhD Students

Elmar Aliyev


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Healthcare Access, Healthcare Markets, Health Outcomes, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Health economic issues in chronic diseases with expensive biologic therapies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joel W. Hay

Year of Study:  4th

 

Hyo Jung “Yuna” Bae-Shaaw


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, General Biology, UC San Diego

Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Research Interests: Healthcare Access, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Dementia and medication use in elderly

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Geoffrey Joyce

Year of Study:  4th

 

Sang Kyu Cho


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Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, St. John’s University; Masters of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Research Interests: Generic Drugs, Healthcare Access, Healthcare Markets, Healthcare Reform, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Health economics and outcomes research in rapidly evolving therapeutic area

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Year of Study:  4th

 

Benjamin “Ben” Cohen


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Pitzer College

Graduate Education: Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Research Interests: Healthcare Access, Healthcare Markets, Healthcare Reform, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Costs and benefits of spending on chronic conditions

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dana Goldman

Year of Study:  4th

 

Samuel “Sam” Crawford


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Neuroscience, Pomona College

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Healthcare Decision Analysis, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Healthcare Access, Healthcare Markets, Healthcare Reform, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Targeted health services for personalized medicine: evaluating the spectrum of health care and access

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Seth Seabury

Year of Study:  2nd

 

Jing Gu


gujing@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Peking University

Graduate Education: Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Research Interests: Healthcare Markets, Healthcare Reform, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Health Outcomes, Health Policy

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Value in health in the era of vertical integration

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Neeraj Sood

Year of Study:  4th

 

Bryan Innis


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Philosophy (Double Major), Boston College

Research Interests: Health Economics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Antihypertensives: impact of therapeutic class and duration of therapy on costs and outcomes in the US

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeff McCombs

Year of Study:  2nd

 

Marcella Kelley


Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology, Georgetown University

Graduate Education: Master of Health Science, Health Economics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

Research Interests: Behavioral Economics, Healthcare Access, Health Economics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Machine Learning, Pharmaceutical Economics

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Comparative effectiveness of two letters to encourage judicious prescribing of opioids: a county-wide project in Los Angeles

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jason Doctor

Year of Study: 2nd

 

Jaehong Kim


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Korea University

Graduate Education: Master of Arts, Economics, Korea University

Research Interests: Healthcare Markets, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Heterogenous patent-race and R&D investment in the pharmaceutical industry

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Darius Lakdawalla

Year of Study:  4th

 

Jenny Lam


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Clinical Translational Science, University of California, Davis; Doctor of Medicine, University of California, Davis

Research Interests: Generic Drugs, Healthcare Access, Healthcare Markets, Healthcare Reform, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Adult respiratory disease in US

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Romley

Year of Study:  4th

 

Ning Ning


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, China Pharmaceutical University

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Health Economics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Long-term trends in quality, cost and productivity of surgical care in 2002-2014

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Romley

Year of Study:  6th

 

Jonathan Salcedo


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Economics (Double Major), California State University, Fresno

Graduate Education: Master of Arts, Economics, Duke University

Research Interests: Health Outcomes, Pharmaceutical Economics, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Essays in health economics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Darius Lakdawalla

Year of Study:  4th

 

Roxanna “Roxy” Seyedin


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Economics/International Area Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate Education:  Master of Science,  Public Health, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Health Economics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics

Research Project or Thesis Title: Adherence and clinical outcomes in patients with major depressive disorder

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeff McCombs

Year of Study:  6th

 

Yifan Wei


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Peking University

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests: Health Economics, Health Outcomes, Pharmaceutical Economics

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Fexapotide triflutate versus pharmacotherapy as initial therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe benign prostate hyperplasia: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joel W. Hay

Year of Study:  2nd

 

Si Xuan


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Economics, University of Delaware

Graduate Education: Master of Public Health, Yale University

Research Interests: Healthcare Access, Health Economics, Health Outcomes, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Evaluating adherence and the clinical and economic effects of adherence to pharmacotherapy for type 2 diabetes

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Year of Study:  4th

 

Hsin-Yun Yang


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Healthcare Access, Health Outcomes

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Chronic disease burden among older people living with HIV/AIDS

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dana Goldman

Year of Study:  4th

 

Jeffrey Yu


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Biology (Double Major), Bowdoin College

Graduate Education: Master of Health Science, Health Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: Healthcare Markets, Health Economics, Health Insurance, Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Pricing, Innovative payment models, Curative Therapies, Technology, Machine Learning

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Essays on the societal impact and financing of preventive and curative therapies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dana Goldman

Year of Study:  2nd

 

Nadine Zawadzki


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Public Health, Tulane University

Graduate Education:  Master of Public Health, Health Policy, Tulane University

Research Interests: Health Economics, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Economics

Research Project or Thesis Title:  Using cost effectiveness for health care value appraisal; with applications in cardiovascular disease

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joel Hay

Year of Study:  2nd