Dana Goldman is a Professor and the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Until Fall 2009, he held RAND's Distinguished Chair in Health Economics and directed RAND's program in Economics, Finance, and Organization. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Health Services and Radiology at UCLA.
Dr. Goldman is a nationally-recognized health economist influential in both academic and policy circles. He is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, including articles in some of the most prestigious 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.
Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, School of Pharmacy and School of Policy, Planning, and Development Professor of Gerontology, by courtesy, Davis School of Gerontology, 2009-present
Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California, 2009-present
Member, Board of Directors, American Society of Health Economists, 2008-present
Member, Panel of Health Advisers, Congressional Budget Office, 2008-present
Member, Research Network on an Aging Society, MacArthur Foundation, 2007-present
Director, Health Economics, Finance, and Organization, RAND, 2006-2009
Adjunct Professor, UCLA, Health Services, 2005-present
Adjunct Professor, UCLA, Radiology, 2005-2011
Director, RAND Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation, 2004-present
Distinguished Chair in Health Economics, RAND, 2003-2009
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002-present
Professor of Economics, Pardee RAND Graduate School, 1999-2009
Director, UCLA/RAND Health Services Research Postdoctoral Training Program, 1996-present
Ph.D., economics, Stanford University
B.A., economics, Summa cum Laude, Cornell University
We propose an approach to health insurance reform that promotes high-quality, fiscally sustainable health care for all. Our solution is a departure from both the current system and the Affordable Care Act reforms that begin in 2014.
We propose a framework for health care reform that focuses on supporting person-centered care. With continued innovation toward more personalized care, this is the best way to improve care and health while also bending the curve of health care cost growth.
To reduce spending and more appropriately limit geographic variation in utilization among Medicare beneficiaries, the program should consider the utilization-management techniques employed in the private sector as a model.