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Jerome Dugan, PhD

Jerome Dugan


Assistant Professor, Health Economics

Health Systems and Sciences Research

267.359.5519 P
1601 Cherry Street, Room 702

Jerome Dugan, PhD is an assistant professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research. As a health economist, his research examines how health related factors, such as an individual's health insurance status or the structure of providers and payer institutions, impact medical decision making and the subsequent impact of these decisions on the cost and quality of care sought and received. In particular, he focuses on the prevention and control of major chronic diseases, which include cancer, heart disease and diabetes - diagnoses that require a high level of coordination between individual patients, treating institutions and payers to minimize the probability of future acute and adverse outcomes. 

Dugan is also the Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of the Health Economics Analytics Laboratory (HEAL) at Drexel University. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH R03-MD011429), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Systems for Action) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH R24-HD041041).

He holds an MA and PhD in Economics from Rice University and a BS in Economics from Clemson University. In addition to his faculty appointment in CNHP, he has a secondary appointment in the Department of Health management and Policy in the Dornsife School of Public Health. Dugan is also a Full Member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University and a faculty fellow in the Center for Population Health and Community Impact at Drexel University. Before joining Drexel, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Research Interests:

health regulation, health disparities, managed care, healthcare delivery, health insurance markets

Professional Society:

• Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Member, 2017 – Present
• Western Economic Association International, Member 2017-Present
• American Economics Association, Member, 2013 – Present
• International Health Economics Association, Member 2011 – Present
• American Society of Health Economists, Member, 2010 – Present