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The mission of the Schaeffer Center at USC is to promote health and value in health care delivery through innovative research and policy in the United States and internationally.

In 2009 the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics was established at the University of Southern California (USC) with a generous gift from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer. The establishment of the Schaeffer Center came at a time that demanded new thinking and new approaches to solving our health and health care challenges. The nation has long sought to better understand and to develop policy to increase access, control spending and improve quality and health outcomes.

The passage of Federal health care reform adds a new sense of urgency to these issues and, in addition, raises new questions related to the macro consequences of health spending on the nation’s economy and fiscal health. Because health care touches everyone’s life and is inextricably linked with the broader economy, addressing health policy issues requires perspectives from different fields of expertise and creative research methods. For this reason, the Schaeffer Center is based on the principle of interdisciplinary research.

The Center is the result of a unique collaboration between the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Pharmacy. For the first time, this new Center brings together health policy experts from the School of Public Policy, a seasoned pharmacoeconomics team from the School of Pharmacy, and other affiliated faculty and scholars from across USC and a number of other distinguished universities. The Center is led by Dana Goldman, the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, at USC. A core faculty of three distinguished colleagues, Darius Lakdawalla, Neeraj Sood, and Geoffrey Joyce, oversee the domestic, international and policy research programs, respectively. The Center is committed to developing exceptional human and technical capacity to conduct interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and training.

The Center’s vision is to become a premier research and educational institution recognized for innovative, independent research and significant contributions to policy development and health care system improvement. Its mission is to promote health and value in health care delivery by conducting rigorous research and policy in the United States and internationally. With its extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise, the Center will have a vital impact on the transformation of health care.

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The mission of the Schaeffer Center at USC is to promote health and value in health care delivery through innovative research and policy in the United States and internationally.

In 2009 the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics was established at the University of Southern California (USC) with a generous gift from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer. The establishment of the Schaeffer Center came at a time that demanded new thinking and new approaches to solving our health and health care challenges. The nation has long sought to better understand and to develop policy to increase access, control spending and improve quality and health outcomes.

The passage of Federal health care reform adds a new sense of urgency to these issues and, in addition, raises new questions related to the macro consequences of health spending on the nation’s economy and fiscal health. Because health care touches everyone’s life and is inextricably linked with the broader economy, addressing health policy issues requires perspectives from different fields of expertise and creative research methods. For this reason, the Schaeffer Center is based on the principle of interdisciplinary research.

The Center is the result of a unique collaboration between the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Pharmacy. For the first time, this new Center brings together health policy experts from the School of Public Policy, a seasoned pharmacoeconomics team from the School of Pharmacy, and other affiliated faculty and scholars from across USC and a number of other distinguished universities. The Center is led by Dana Goldman, the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, at USC. A core faculty of three distinguished colleagues, Darius Lakdawalla, Neeraj Sood, and Geoffrey Joyce, oversee the domestic, international and policy research programs, respectively. The Center is committed to developing exceptional human and technical capacity to conduct interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and training.

The Center’s vision is to become a premier research and educational institution recognized for innovative, independent research and significant contributions to policy development and health care system improvement. Its mission is to promote health and value in health care delivery by conducting rigorous research and policy in the United States and internationally. With its extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise, the Center will have a vital impact on the transformation of health care.

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    Fostering and Measuring Skills

    Fostering and Measuring Skills

    Dr. James J. Heckman is the USC Presidential Scholar-in-Residence at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. Dr. Heckman is also the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he has served since 1973.

    In 2000, Professor Heckman won the Nobel Prize in Economics for contributions to the field of policy analysis (the study of selection bias and for the evaluation of social programs).

    He directs the Center for the Economics of Human Development, the Economics Research Center, the Center for Social Program Evaluation at the Harris School for Public Policy, and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at the University of Chicago. Professor Heckman also is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. He has a long history of interdisciplinary research pursuing a new synthesis of human development over the life course by broadening the boundaries of economic analysis to incorporate perspectives and methodologies from psychology, primatology, child development, and statisticians to create new tools to measure capabilities and outcomes.

    His recent work investigates the role of early life environments on success later in life.

    • 1 hr 23 min
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    Dr. Mitchell Katz: Making a Difference through Health Policy

    Dr. Mitchell Katz: Making a Difference through Health Policy

    USC Schaeffer Center Quintiles Health Policy Seminar Series and the Bedrosian Price Research Collaborative Series.

    The Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics invite you to hear Mitchell Katz, M.D., the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, speak as part of the Quintiles Seminar Series that features prominent academics, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders to discuss prevalent and current themes in health, policy, and economics.

    Dr. Katz will speak about how to make a difference through policy work that deals with issues from needle exchange, changes in public health law around HIV and STDs, as well as increasing access under the Affordable Care Act.

    • 1 hr 20 min
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    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Introduction and Craig Fox Presentation

    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Introduction and Craig Fox Presentation

    Lunchtime plenary at the 2014 American Society of Health Economists conference hosted by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, video 1 of 4. This session includes opening remarks by Debbie Freund, President of Claremont Graduate University. Craig Fox from UCLA is the first presenter, speaking on why studying clinician behavior is important and well suited to decision science.

    • 16 min
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    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Jason Doctor Presentation

    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Jason Doctor Presentation

    Lunchtime plenary at the 2014 American Society of Health Economists conference hosted by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, video 2 of 4. Jason Doctor, Director of Health Informatics at the Schaeffer Center, presents on nonmonetary social motivators that can alter physician behavior and reach better health outcomes.

    • 10 min
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    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Kevin Volpp Presentation

    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Kevin Volpp Presentation

    Lunchtime plenary at the 2014 American Society of Health Economists conference hosted by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, video 3 of 4. Kevin Volpp from the University of Pennsylvania discusses some general observations and insights from his work on incenting patients.

    • 11 min
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    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Discussion Panel

    Behavioral Economics for Altering Physician Behavior - Discussion Panel

    Lunchtime plenary at the 2014 American Society of Health Economists conference hosted by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, video 4 of 4. The three plenary presenters: Craig Fox, Jason Doctor and Kevin Volpp engage in a Q and A with the audience.

    • 11 min

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