Neeraj Sood, PhD, is professor and vice dean for research at the USC Price School of Public Policy and strategic advisor to the director at the USC Schaeffer Center. His prior work focused on the economics of innovation, HIV/AIDS, healthcare financing and global health. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and books, including leading journals in economics, medicine and health policy. He has testified frequently on health policy issues and his work has been featured in media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report and Scientific American. Sood was the finalist for the 16th and 21st annual National Institute for Health Care Management Health Care Research Award, recognizing outstanding research in health policy. He was also the 2009 recipient of the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize, recognizing outstanding research demonstrating how medical research impacts the economy.
Sood is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Economics, Health Services Research and Forum for Health Economics and Policy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a board member of the American Society of Health Economists. Prior to joining USC, he was a senior economist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.