Douglas Barthold

Research Assistant Professor

CHOICE Faculty, Department of Pharmacy , Pharmacy Faculty , Plein Center in Geriatrics Faculty

Telephone: (206) 543-3023 


Office location: 1959 NE Pacific ave

H375V Box 357630 Seattle, WA 98195


Expertise: Health economics, health policy, claims data, pharmaceutical and health outcomes research


  • PhD. Economics, McGill University
  • BBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests:

  • Disparities in utilization and effectiveness of pharmaceutical therapies
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia prevention and management
  • Pharmacist regulations
  • Health insurance



Douglas Barthold joined the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute faculty in 2018, after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from McGill University in 2015, with a specialization in empirical health economics.

Doug is broadly interested in the relationships between health policies, health care utilization, and health outcomes and inequalities. His current work is primarily focused on disparities in the utilization and effectiveness of pharmaceutical therapies used throughout the care trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients.