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Geoffrey Joyce

Director of Health Policy – USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California, Chair of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics Department – USC School of Pharmacy, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy – USC School of Pharmacy

Geoffrey Joyce is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics at the University of Southern California, Director of Health Policy at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dr. Joyce is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy and statistics journals.  Dr. Joyce’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, National Public Radio, and other media.

Dr. Joyce’s research focuses on the costs of medical care and the role of insurance.  He published a series of studies in JAMA examining the impact of alternative pharmacy benefit designs on prescription drug utilization and spending.  Other studies by Dr. Joyce have examined the lifetime costs of chronic disease, smoking cessation, the cost-effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected patients, and differences in medical care utilization and costs under alternative financing arrangements and treatment settings.  He recently received an CMS Innovation grant that integrates clinical pharmacy into primary care.  His current research is examining the impacts of Medicare Part D, prior authorization policies, and pricing in health care markets.

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