Dana Goldman is a Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Pharmacy at the University of Southern California where he holds the Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair. Goldman is also a Research Associate in the NBER's programs in Health Care and Health Economics.
At USC, he oversees the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics—including 30 faculty and 35 staff engaged in health economics and policy research. Goldman's research interests include understanding how medical technology and insurance regulation affect short and long-term welfare. More recently, his work has focused on pharmaceutical regulation, comparative effectiveness, and outcomes research. He is currently leading a global modeling effort to understand the consequences of population aging around the world.
Goldman is one of the founding editors of the Forum for Health Economics and Policy and has served on the editorial boards of Health Affairs, B.E. Journals of Economic Analysis and Policy, and the RAND Journal of Economics, among others. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He is also the 2009 recipient of the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize, the MetLife Foundation's Silver Scholar Award, and AcademyHealth's Alice Hersh Award.
He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. In his free time, Goldman enjoys getting lost in the Santa Monica mountains, 'geocaching' with his sons, and exploring the various coffee shops in Los Angeles.