Dana P. Goldman

USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Pharmacy
Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair of the
USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
USC Price School of Public Policy
USC School of Pharmacy
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Dana Goldman embodies the ideals of creativity, dedication, and scholarship as one of the leading health services researchers of his generation, while addressing some of the most important health care delivery issues facing our country. He possesses a rare combination of a rigorous approach to data with an instinct for identifying effective policy questions. His illustrious career, reputation, and collaborative style have brought great distinction to USC, elevating the university to an internationally-known entity and influencer in health policy.

Professor Goldman’s innovative explorations have significantly aided the medical community’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life. His influential work spans several fields, including economics, medicine, public policy, and gerontology. His investigations into the economics of prevention—specifically, preventative care for older populations—characterize his forward-thinking approach to research. Professor Goldman actively strives to realize our collective goal to extend life expectancy, developing statistical models of aging that shape our government’s investment in a healthier populace of the future.

The breadth and reach of Professor Goldman’s health economics research portfolio is exceptional, evidenced by his ability to select timely, groundbreaking research topics. He has authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles that have accumulated more than 7,000 citations, and contributes his editorial expertise to the boards of numerous leading journals. His renowned work stands in clear testament to his commitment to advancing American health care.

For his extraordinary scholarship that enables us to lead longer, happier lives, the University of Southern California is pleased to honor Dana Goldman with the USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship.