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    Neeraj Sood, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolSol Price School of Public Policy
    DepartmentPublic Policy
    Address635 Downey Way
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-3333
    Phone+1 213 821 7949
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      Neeraj Sood, Ph.D., is Director of Research at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and Associate Professor at the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy at the University of Southern California. His prior work has focused on the economics of innovation, HIV/AIDS, health care 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. Dr. Sood's work has also been featured in several media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, Scientific American, C-SPAN, and Univision. Dr. Sood was the finalist for the 16th Annual NIHCM 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.

      Dr. Sood is on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and Forum for Health Economics and Policy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and standing member of the Health Services Organization and Delivery study section at NIH. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Sood was a senior economist at RAND and Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


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      1. Mehrotra A, Dean KM, Sinaiko AD, Sood N. Americans Support Price Shopping For Health Care, But Few Actually Seek Out Price Information. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Aug 01; 36(8):1392-1400. PMID: 28784731.
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      2. Arora S, Sood N, Terp S, Joyce G. The price may not be right: the value of comparison shopping for prescription drugs. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Jul; 23(7):410-415. PMID: 28817779.
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      3. Eisenberg MD, Haviland AM, Mehrotra A, Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N. The long term effects of "Consumer-Directed" health plans on preventive care use. J Health Econ. 2017 Sep; 55:61-75. PMID: 28712437.
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      4. Barnes K, Mukherji A, Mullen P, Sood N. Financial risk protection from social health insurance. J Health Econ. 2017 Sep; 55:14-29. PMID: 28619488.
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      5. Huckfeldt PJ, Escarce JJ, Rabideau B, Karaca-Mandic P, Sood N. Less Intense Postacute Care, Better Outcomes For Enrollees In Medicare Advantage Than Those In Fee-For-Service. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jan 01; 36(1):91-100. PMID: 28069851.
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      6. Sood N, Alpert A, Barnes K, Huckfeldt P, Escarce JJ. Effects of payment reform in more versus less competitive markets. J Health Econ. 2017 Jan; 51:66-83. PMID: 28073062.
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      7. Mehrotra A, Huckfeldt PJ, Haviland AM, Gascue L, Sood N. Patients Who Choose Primary Care Physicians Based On Low Office Visit Price Can Realize Broader Savings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Dec 01; 35(12):2319-2326. PMID: 27920322.
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      8. Romley J, Goutam P, Sood N. National Survey Indicates that Individual Vaccination Decisions Respond Positively to Community Vaccination Rates. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166858. PMID: 27870907.
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      9. Reid RO, Rabideau B, Sood N. Low-Value Health Care Services in a Commercially Insured Population. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 01; 176(10):1567-1571. PMID: 27571327.
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      10. Drabo EF, Hay JW, Vardavas R, Wagner ZR, Sood N. A Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Among Los Angeles County Men Who Have Sex With Men. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 01; 63(11):1495-1504. PMID: 27558571.
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      11. Chu LH, Tu M, Lee YC, Sood N. The impact of patient-centered medical homes on safety net clinics. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(87):532-8. PMID: 27541701.
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      12. Stomberg C, Albaugh M, Shiffman S, Sood N. A cost-effectiveness analysis of over-the-counter statins. Am J Manag Care. 2016 May 01; 22(5):e294-303. PMID: 27266585.
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      13. Sood N, Ugargol AP, Barnes K, Mahajan A. Applying appropriate-use criteria to cardiac revascularisation in India. BMJ Open. 2016 Mar 30; 6(3):e010345. PMID: 27029773; PMCID: PMC4823388.
      14. Delavande A, Wagner Z, Sood N. The Impact of Repeat HIV Testing on Risky Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi. J AIDS Clin Res. 2016 Mar; 7(3). PMID: 27158553.
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      15. Sinaiko AD, Mehrotra A, Sood N. Cost-Sharing Obligations, High-Deductible Health Plan Growth, and Shopping for Health Care: Enrollees With Skin in the Game. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar; 176(3):395-7. PMID: 26784644.
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      16. Haviland AM, Eisenberg MD, Mehrotra A, Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N. Do "Consumer-Directed" health plans bend the cost curve over time? J Health Econ. 2016 Mar; 46:33-51. PMID: 26851386.
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      17. Sood N, Wagner Z. Impact of health insurance for tertiary care on postoperative outcomes and seeking care for symptoms: quasi-experimental evidence from Karnataka, India. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 06; 6(1):e010512. PMID: 26739744; PMCID: PMC4716202.
      18. Basu S, Bendavid E, Sood N. Health and Economic Implications of National Treatment Coverage for Cardiovascular Disease in India: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Nov; 8(6):541-51. PMID: 26555122; PMCID: PMC4801228.
      19. Gaudette É, Goldman DP, Messali A, Sood N. Do Statins Reduce the Health and Health Care Costs of Obesity? Pharmacoeconomics. 2015 Jul; 33(7):723-34. PMID: 25576147; PMCID: PMC4490078.
      20. Wagner Z, Barofsky J, Sood N. PEPFAR Funding Associated With An Increase In Employment Among Males in Ten Sub-Saharan African Countries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):946-53. PMID: 26056199; PMCID: PMC4782769.
      21. Romley JA, Goldman DP, Sood N. Hospital Productivity: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):1069. PMID: 26056222.
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      22. Villacorta R, Sood N. Determinants of healthcare provider recommendations for influenza vaccinations. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:355-70. PMID: 26844092; PMCID: PMC4721324.
      23. Romley JA, Goldman DP, Sood N. US hospitals experienced substantial productivity growth during 2002-11. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Mar; 34(3):511-8. PMID: 25673334.
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      24. Wagner Z, Shah M, Sood N. Barriers to use of oral rehydration salts for child diarrhea in the private sector: evidence from India. J Trop Pediatr. 2015 Feb; 61(1):37-43. PMID: 25389183; PMCID: PMC4375386.
      25. Sood N, Bendavid E, Mukherji A, Wagner Z, Nagpal S, Mullen P. Government health insurance for people below poverty line in India: quasi-experimental evaluation of insurance and health outcomes. BMJ. 2014 Sep 11; 349:g5114. PMID: 25214509; PMCID: PMC4161676.
      26. Spreng CP, Ojo IP, Burger NE, Sood N, Peabody JW, Demaria LM. Does stewardship make a difference in the quality of care? Evidence from clinics and pharmacies in Kenya and Ghana. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Aug; 26(4):388-96. PMID: 24836515.
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      27. Lau C, Alpert A, Huckfeldt P, Hussey P, Auerbach D, Liu H, Sood N, Mehrotra A. Post-acute referral patterns for hospitals and implications for bundled payment initiatives. Healthc (Amst). 2014 Sep; 2(3):190-5. PMID: 26250505.
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      28. Wagner Z, Szilagyi PG, Sood N. Comparative performance of public and private sector delivery of BCG vaccination: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccine. 2014 Jul 31; 32(35):4522-8. PMID: 24951863.
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      29. Sood N, Wagner Z. Private sector provision of oral rehydration therapy for child diarrhea in sub-Saharan Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 May; 90(5):939-44. PMID: 24732456; PMCID: PMC4015590.
      30. Delavande A, Sampaio M, Sood N. HIV-related social intolerance and risky sexual behavior in a high HIV prevalence environment. Soc Sci Med. 2014 Jun; 111:84-93. PMID: 24768779; PMCID: PMC4095754.
      31. McDevitt RD, Haviland AM, Lore R, Laudenberger L, Eisenberg M, Sood N. Risk selection into consumer-directed health plans: an analysis of family choices within large employers. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):609-27. PMID: 24800305; PMCID: PMC3976189.
      32. Wagner Z, Wu Y, Sood N. The Affordable Care Act may increase the number of people getting tested for HIV by nearly 500,000 by 2017. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Mar; 33(3):378-85. PMID: 24590934.
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      33. Sood N, Juday T, Vanderpuye-Orgle J, Rosenblatt L, Romley JA, Peneva D, Goldman DP. HIV care providers emphasize the importance of the Ryan White Program for access to and quality of care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Mar; 33(3):394-400. PMID: 24590936.
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      34. Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Escarce JJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP. Effects of Medicare payment reform: evidence from the home health interim and prospective payment systems. J Health Econ. 2014 Mar; 34:1-18. PMID: 24395018; PMCID: PMC4255707.
      35. Lakdawalla D, Sood N, Gu Q. Pharmaceutical advertising and Medicare Part D. J Health Econ. 2013 Dec; 32(6):1356-67. PMID: 24308884; PMCID: PMC3855652.
      36. Sood N, Huckfeldt PJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP, Escarce JJ. The effect of prospective payment on admission and treatment policy: evidence from inpatient rehabilitation facilities. J Health Econ. 2013 Sep; 32(5):965-79. PMID: 23994598; PMCID: PMC3791147.
      37. Lakdawalla D, Sood N. Health Insurance as a Two-Part Pricing Contract. J Public Econ. 2013 Jun 01; 102:1-12. PMID: 23997354.
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      38. Sood N, Wagner Z, Jaycocks A, Drabo E, Vardavas R. Reply to Gonzalez-Serna et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug; 57(3):479-80. PMID: 23625936; PMCID: PMC3703107.
      39. Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Romley JA, Malchiodi A, Escarce JJ. Medicare payment reform and provider entry and exit in the post-acute care market. Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct; 48(5):1557-80. PMID: 23557215; PMCID: PMC3796101.
      40. Sood N, Wagner Z, Jaycocks A, Drabo E, Vardavas R. Test-and-treat in Los Angeles: a mathematical model of the effects of test-and-treat for the population of men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jun; 56(12):1789-96. PMID: 23487387; PMCID: PMC3658365.
      41. Blume-Kohout ME, Sood N. Market Size and Innovation: Effects of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Research and Development. J Public Econ. 2013 Jan; 97:327-336. PMID: 23869113.
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      42. Sood N, Wagner Z, Huckfeldt P, Haviland A. Price-Shopping in Consumer-Directed Health Plans. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2013; 16(1):1-19. PMID: 25342936.
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      43. Sood N, Wagner Z. For-profit sector immunization service provision: does low provision create a barrier to take-up? Health Policy Plan. 2013 Oct; 28(7):730-8. PMID: 23144204.
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      44. Lu Y, Penrod JR, Sood N, Woodby S, Philipson T. Dynamic cost-effectiveness of oncology drugs. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Nov; 18(11 Suppl):S249-56. PMID: 23327456.
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      45. Grabowski DC, Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Escarce JJ, Newhouse JP. Medicare postacute care payment reforms have potential to improve efficiency of care, but may need changes to cut costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Sep; 31(9):1941-50. PMID: 22949442; PMCID: PMC3535322.
      46. Sood N, Higgins A. Posing a framework to guide government's role in payment and delivery system reform. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Sep; 31(9):2043-50. PMID: 22949454.
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      47. Haviland AM, Marquis MS, McDevitt RD, Sood N. Growth of consumer-directed health plans to one-half of all employer-sponsored insurance could save $57 billion annually. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 May; 31(5):1009-15. PMID: 22566440.
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      48. Burger NE, Kopf D, Spreng CP, Yoong J, Sood N. Healthy firms: constraints to growth among private health sector facilities in Ghana and Kenya. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e27885. PMID: 22383944; PMCID: PMC3286467.
      49. Gu Q, Sood N. Do people taking flu vaccines need them the most? PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e26347. PMID: 22164202; PMCID: PMC3229476.
      50. Joyce GF, Carrera MP, Goldman DP, Sood N. Physician prescribing behavior and its impact on patient-level outcomes. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Dec 01; 17(12):e462-71. PMID: 22216870; PMCID: PMC3782257.
      51. Sood N, Burger N, Yoong J, Kopf D, Spreng C. Firm-level perspectives on public sector engagement with private healthcare providers: survey evidence from Ghana and Kenya. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27194. PMID: 22132092; PMCID: PMC3223165.
      52. Sood N, Huckfeldt PJ, Escarce JJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP. Medicare's bundled payment pilot for acute and postacute care: analysis and recommendations on where to begin. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Sep; 30(9):1708-17. PMID: 21900662; PMCID: PMC4109141.
      53. Sood N, Sun E, Zhuo X. Behind-the-counter statins: a silver bullet for reducing costs and increasing access? Health Serv Res. 2012 Feb; 47(1 Pt 1):174-87. PMID: 22091792; PMCID: PMC3447239.
      54. Beeuwkes Buntin M, Haviland AM, McDevitt R, Sood N. Healthcare spending and preventive care in high-deductible and consumer-directed health plans. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Mar; 17(3):222-30. PMID: 21504258.
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      55. Bhattacharya J, Sood N. Who pays for obesity? J Econ Perspect. 2011; 25(1):139-58. PMID: 21598459.
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      56. Colla CH, Escarce JJ, Buntin MB, Sood N. Effects of competition on the cost and quality of inpatient rehabilitation care under prospective payment. Health Serv Res. 2010 Dec; 45(6 Pt 2):1981-2006. PMID: 21029086; PMCID: PMC3029852.
      57. Yoong J, Burger N, Spreng C, Sood N. Private sector participation and health system performance in sub-saharan Africa. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 07; 5(10):e13243. PMID: 20949054; PMCID: PMC2951356.
      58. Buntin MB, Colla CH, Deb P, Sood N, Escarce JJ. Medicare spending and outcomes after postacute care for stroke and hip fracture. Med Care. 2010 Sep; 48(9):776-84. PMID: 20706167; PMCID: PMC3627731.
      59. Gailey A, Lakdawalla D, Sood N. Patents, innovation, and the welfare effects of Medicare Part D. Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res. 2010; 22:317-44. PMID: 20575239; PMCID: PMC3988702.
      60. Bhattacharya J, Goldman D, Sood N. MARKET EVIDENCE OF MISPERCEIVED MORTALITY RISK. J Econ Behav Organ. 2009 Oct 01; 72(1):451-462. PMID: 23606779.
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      61. Sood N, Ghosh A, Escarce JJ. Employer-sponsored insurance, health care cost growth, and the economic performance of U.S. Industries. Health Serv Res. 2009 Oct; 44(5 Pt 1):1449-64. PMID: 19500165; PMCID: PMC2754542.
      62. Lakdawalla D, Sood N. Innovation and The Welfare Effects of Public Drug Insurance. J Public Econ. 2009 Apr 01; 93(3-4):541-548. PMID: 20454467.
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      63. Sood N, de Vries H, Gutierrez I, Lakdawalla DN, Goldman DP. The effect of regulation on pharmaceutical revenues: experience in nineteen countries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):w125-37. PMID: 19088100; PMCID: PMC3829766.
      64. Lakdawalla DN, Goldman DP, Michaud PC, Sood N, Lempert R, Cong Z, de Vries H, Gutierrez I. U.S. pharmaceutical policy in a global marketplace. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):w138-50. PMID: 19088101; PMCID: PMC3804349.
      65. Sood N, Buntin MB, Escarce JJ. Does how much and how you pay matter? Evidence from the inpatient rehabilitation care prospective payment system. J Health Econ. 2008 Jul; 27(4):1046-59. PMID: 18423657.
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      66. Leibowitz AA, Sood N. Market power and state costs of HIV/AIDS drugs. Int J Health Care Finance Econ. 2007 Mar; 7(1):59-71. PMID: 17484050.
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      67. Datar A, Mukherji A, Sood N. Health infrastructure & immunization coverage in rural India. Indian J Med Res. 2007 Jan; 125(1):31-42. PMID: 17332655.
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      68. Bhattacharya J, Sood N. Health insurance and the obesity externality. Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res. 2007; 17:279-318. PMID: 19548556.
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      69. Goldman DP, Smith JP, Sood N. Immigrants and the cost of medical care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Nov-Dec; 25(6):1700-11. PMID: 17102196.
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      70. Goldman DP, Sood N. Rising medicare costs: are we in crisis? Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Sep-Oct; 25(5):w389-90; discussion w391-2. PMID: 16926181.
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      71. Datar A, Sood N. Impact of postpartum hospital-stay legislation on newborn length of stay, readmission, and mortality in California. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul; 118(1):63-72. PMID: 16818550.
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      72. Goldman DP, Smith JP, Sood N. Legal status and health insurance among immigrants. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Nov-Dec; 24(6):1640-53. PMID: 16284039.
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      73. Friedman B, Sood N, Engstrom K, McKenzie D. New evidence on hospital profitability by payer group and the effects of payer generosity. Int J Health Care Finance Econ. 2004 Sep; 4(3):231-46. PMID: 15277780.
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      74. Bhattacharya J, Goldman D, Sood N. The link between public and private insurance and HIV-related mortality. J Health Econ. 2003 Nov; 22(6):1105-22. PMID: 14604563.
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