School of Pharmacy

Douglas Barthold

Research Assistant Professor, CHOICE Faculty Fellow

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

Telephone: (206) 543-3023 


Office Location: 1959 NE Pacific ave H375V Box 357630 Seattle, WA 98195



  • PhD. Economics, McGill University

Research Interests:

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

Courses Taught:

  • Health Economics


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, healthcare utilization, and health outcomes and inequalities. His current research examines the intersection between health policies, chronic disease management, and cognition, from mid-life to end-of-life. This includes the role of health policies in the management of mid-life risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), as well as the value of care for conditions that influence healthy aging.

Selected Publications: