Featured Researcher: Patricia Danzon

Featured in print Bulletin on Aging & Health
Patricia Danzon

Patricia Danzon is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Health Care. She is the Celia Moh Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she is a Professor and former Chair of the Health Care Management Department. 

Danzon is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics and was previously an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and the Journal of Biolaw and Business. She has served on the board of a biotech company and as a consultant to a wide variety of domestic and international groups on health care issues, including the World Bank, the U.S. Agency on International Development, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the American Medical Association. She recently received the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s John Eisenberg Award for Excellence in Mentoring. 

Danzon received a B.A. First Class in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Wharton faculty, Danzon was an Associate Professor at Duke University, a Research Economist at the Rand Corporation, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. 

Danzon's research interests are in the area of health economics, with a particular focus the biopharmaceutical industry, international health care systems and medical malpractice. She recently co-edited the Oxford Handbook on the Biopharmaceutical Industry and is currently editing the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology Section for the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Some of her recent research has explored exits from the vaccine market in the U.S., the importation of prescription drugs, pharmaceutical markets in emerging economies and international prices, regulation and availability of pharmaceuticals.

Danzon's personal interests include international travel and photography.