Faculty

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David Agus, MD
Professor
USC Keck School of Medicine and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Director
USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine and Westside Prostate Cancer Center

William L. Ashton, MA
Principal
Harrison Consulting Group
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Steven G. Avey, MS, RPh, FAMCP
Vice President
MedImpact
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Enkhe Badamgarav, MD, MPH
Vice President, International Market Access
Tesaro
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Neil F. Bankston, MBA
Managing Director
NBCI, LLC
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Kari Edwards, PhD
Managing Partner
Harbinger Health, LLC
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Robert S. Epstein, MD, MS
CEO & President
EpsteinHealth, LLC
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Glenn Garry
Marketing Director
Amgen
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Patrick J. Gless, MS, MHA
Associate Program Director, Healthcare Decision Analysis
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
USC School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 


Dana Goldman, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, & Economics
USC School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 


Jason B. Gomberg, FSA
Consulting Actuary
Milliman
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Joe Greenberg, MPA
Vice President & General Manager, Small Group & Key Accounts
Anthem Blue Cross
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


John Guarino, MS
President & Managing Partner
Peregrine Market Acess
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Claes Hornstrand, MBA
Vice President, Global Product General Manager
Kyprolis
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Geoffrey Joyce, PhD
Chair of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics Department
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
USC School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 


Darius N. Lakdawalla, PhD
Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
USC School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 


Grant D. Lawless, RPh, MD, FACP
Program Director, Healthcare Decision Analysis
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
USC School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 


Won Chan Lee, PhD, DEA
Director, Data Analytics & Real World Evidence
Abbott Vascular
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Jeff McCombs, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
USC School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 


Daniel McFadden, PhD
Presidential Professor of Health Economics
USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

 

 

 


Robert D. Moroni, CPA, MBA
Senior Executive/Shared Services Human Resources
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Miranda A. Mossavar, JD
Associate
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Thanh-Nghia Nguyen, MPH, MBA, DrPh
Director
Pfizer
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


W. Neil Palmer
President & Principal Consultant
PDCI Market Access
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Vassilios Papadapoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (hon)
Dean
John Stauffer Dean’s Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
USC School of Pharmacy

 

 


Thomas J. Rice, MBA
Vice President, Market Access & Payer Strategy
Amgen
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Sean C. Robbins
Managing Partner
LatticePoint Consulting
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Joseph Silva
Portfolio Manager, Distressed Credit
PIMCO
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Bernard Tobin, MBA
President
Crescendo Bioscience, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Joel F. Wallace, PharmD, MPH, MBA
Global Business Strategy Head, Business Assessment Department
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Colin Wight
President & CEO
GalbraithWight
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Vincent J. Willey, PharmD, BCACP
Staff Vice President, Life Sciences Research
HealthCore, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Roberta J. Wong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Affiliate Assistant Professor
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

 


Astkhik Star Zakian, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Operations
Anthem, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor