Research Assistant Professor Doug comes to The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP from the University of Southern California, where he was a post-doctoral scholar with the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. He received his BBA in Management, Economics and Mathematics in 2007 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then received his PhD in Economics in 2015 at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Doug is a health economist with a broad interest in the relationships between health policies, health care utilization, and health outcomes, especially in the area of geriatric pharmacy. Demographic shifts have increased the importance of this sector of health care activity, and rigorous empirical evaluations of policies in this area provide critical evidence to the policy makers of the future.
In addition to health economics, Doug also has a strong research interest in pharmacoepidemiology, with a focus on the effects of drug therapies used throughout the disease trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Some fun facts about Doug are that he likes to commute by bike, and has been riding the same bicycle since 1999. In his spare time he enjoys exploring mountains, rivers, and other beautiful natural areas. He also likes to study weather data, to understand how a given day’s weather fits in the historical distribution of observed data. As for coffee, he likes it black.
More about Doug on the CHOICE Institute page Read