Joel W. Hay is Professor and Founding Chair in the Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy in the School of Pharmacy, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and in the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the USC Project Coordinator for the Rand Evidence-Based Medicine Practice Centers of Southern California funded by the US Agency for Health Research and Quality, and Co-Investigator at the USC Alzheimer Research Center funded by the California Dept. of Health Services. He is a Health Economics Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for Vaccine Research. He is a founding Executive Board member of the American Society for Health Economics and of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Economics and Outcomes Research.
His previous positions include: Senior Research Fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1985-1992); Senior Policy Analyst, Project HOPE (1983-1985); Asst. Professor, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, and Dept. of Economics, University of Connecticut (1980-1984); and Asst. Research Professor, University of Southern California (1978-1980). . He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1974 and his M.A. (1975), M. Ph. (1976) and Ph.D. in economics (1980) from Yale University.
Dr. Hay has authored or coauthored over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles, abstracts, editorials and reports in the fields of pharmaceutical economics, health economics, outcomes research, disease management, statistics, econometrics, epidemiology and health care in journals including more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles in journals such as: American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, American Journal of Managed Care, American Journal of Public Heath, Archives of Neurology, Haemophilia, Health Care Financing Review, Health Policy, JAMA, Journal of AIDS, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of the Royal Statistical Association, Medical Care, Pediatrics and Value in Health.
Dr. Hay has served as a consultant to U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Hungary, Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research, Hong Kong Medical Executives Association, World Bank, California AIDS Commission, California Medi-Cal Drug Advisory Board, County of San Diego Medically Indigent Adult program, and County of Sacramento Homeless Program. Dr. Hay has also written numerous health-related editorials published in papers such as Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union, Sacramento Bee and Newsday.
Dr. Hay has served as a Member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Utilization Review, United States Pharmacopeial Convention; an Executive Committee member for the federally-sponsored Southern California Evidence-Based Medicine Practice Center; and a member of the JAMA Web Site HIV/AIDS Editorial Review Panel. Dr. Hay is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He has recently completed a study of hospital and pharmaceutical costs for the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (http://bcbshealthissues.com/costpressconf/materials.vtml). This report has been discussed in several national media, including NPR, CSPAN, USA Today, US News and World Report and others.
Joel Hay was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research until 2003. This journal, started in 1998, became Medline-listed in 2002. In its first impact factor, Value in Health was ranked #1 in two categories for the year 2004, by the ISI Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) with an impact factor of 3.657. Value in Health led all other journals listed both in the Health Care Sciences and Services category in the JCR Science Edition and in the Health Policy & Services category in the JCR Social Sciences Edition.