Patrick J. Gless, MS, MHA, FACHCA
Associate Director, Healthcare Decision Analysis
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
Patrick Gless is associate director of the Healthcare Decision Analysis program and an adjunct professor of pharmaceutical and health economics at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. Mr. Gless has 14 years of healthcare industry experience, specializing in health policy, economics and pricing. He has consulted for numerous healthcare and life sciences companies — including Fortune 100 corporations — on product development and commercialization strategies. He also has advised financial services firms on innovative health technologies. Mr. Gless served in the United States Army as a combat medic, including two combat tours throughout the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as a science attaché for health policy to the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq. Mr. Gless is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators and serves on many healthcare advisory boards. He received his M.S. in Healthcare Decision Analysis with a Health Economics concentration, Master of Health Administration with a Finance specialization, and B.S. magna cum laude in Health Policy and Management from the University of Southern California.