Dana Goldman

Adjunct Scholar

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