Dr. Goldman is a Professor and the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at the University of Southern California,  where he is also the founding director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Goldman held the Chair in Health Economics at the RAND Corporation and was the first director of RAND’s program in Health Economics, Finance, and Organization and the Bing Center for Health Economics.

Dr. Goldman is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy, and statistics journals. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office, and is a frequent speaker on health care issues. He serves on several editorial boards, including Health Affairs and The American Journal of Managed Care. He is also a founding editor of the Forum for Health Economics and Policy, an online journal devoted to health economics and health policy. Dr. Goldman’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Businessweek, US News and World Report, The Economist, NBC Nightly News, CNN, National Public Radio, and other media outlets.

Dr. Goldman has received numerous awards and recognition for his research. In 2009, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in recognition of his professional achievement and commitment to service. He also was the inaugural recipient of the MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award, honoring his work in helping to clearly define the value of healthy aging and medical innovations that help individuals live healthier and longer lives. He was a recipient of the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize, recognizing outstanding research demonstrating how medical research impacts the economy. He is a past recipient of the National Institute for Health Care Management Research Foundation award for excellence in health policy, and the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award recognizing contributions of a young scholar to the field of health services research.

Dr. Goldman’s research sponsors include the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Amgen, Merck, Genentech, Pfizer, UnitedHealth, Pacificare, California Healthcare Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Goldman is also an Adjunct Professor of Health Services at UCLA, a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a director of the RAND/UCLA Health Services Research Postdoctoral Training Program. He received his BA summa cum laude from Cornell University and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.


Stanford University, PhD in Economics
Cornell University, BA (summa cum laude)