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John Arthur Romley, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Public Policy and Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
Phone+1 213 821 7965
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    John A. Romley, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, an Economist at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and an Adjunct Economist at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Romley’s research focuses on health care quality and costs, hospital markets, environmental health disparities, and pharmaceutical policy and economics. Dr. Romley’s work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and other prominent journals. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Romley is the managing editor of Forum for Health Economics & Policy. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Stanford University, and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English (Phi Beta Kappa) from Amherst College.

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    Quality and Costs in Hospitals: What Can We Learn from Medicare Patients?
    NIH/NIA R03AG031990Jun 1, 2009 - May 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Romley JA, Xie Z, Chiou T, Goldman D, Peters AL. Extended-Release Formulation and Medication Adherence. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct 28. PMID: 31659657.
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    2. Sharp S, Gascue L, Goldman D, Lawrence PF, Romley J, Woo K. Higher Surgeon Procedure Volume Is Associated with Improved Hemodialysis Vascular Access Outcomes. Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1079-1082. PMID: 31657298.
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    3. Myerson R, Romley J, Chiou T, Peters AL, Goldman D. The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Coverage Among People With Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes: Data From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Diabetes Care. 2019 Sep 23. PMID: 31548249.
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    4. Chiou T, Tsugawa Y, Goldman D, Myerson R, Kahn M, Romley JA. Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes-Related Complications, 1997-2017. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Sep 11. PMID: 31512180.
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    5. Mulligan K, Choksy S, Ishitani C, Romley JA. New Evidence on the Compensation of Chief Executive Officers at Nonprofit U.S. Hospitals. Med Care Res Rev. 2019 May 22; 1077558719849356. PMID: 31117877.
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    6. Gu J, Sood N, Dunn A, Romley J. Productivity growth of skilled nursing facilities in the treatment of post-acute-care-intensive conditions. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0215876. PMID: 31002706.
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    7. Romley J, Trish E, Goldman D, Beeuwkes Buntin M, He Y, Ginsburg P. Geographic variation in the delivery of high-value inpatient care. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0213647. PMID: 30908492.
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    8. Lin CW, Romley JA, Carlin C. The Relationship Between the Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Healthcare Expenditures, and Quality of Care Among Children with Special Health Care Needs. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Dec; 22(12):1751-1760. PMID: 30066300.
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    9. Romley JA, Delgado A, Shim J, Batt K. The value of novel immuno-oncology treatments. Am J Manag Care. 2018 12 01; 24(12):e380-e385. PMID: 30586486.
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    10. Baumgardner J, Huber C, Kabiri M, Yoon L, Chou J, Romley J. Modeling the impacts of restrictive formularies on patients with HIV. Am J Manag Care. 2018 07; 24(8 Spec No.):SP322-SP328. PMID: 30020747.
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    11. Jena AB, Olenski A, Blumenthal DM, Yeh RW, Goldman DP, Romley J. Acute Myocardial Infarction Mortality During Dates of National Interventional Cardiology Meetings. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 03 09; 7(6). PMID: 29523525.
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    12. Shafrin J, Schwartz TT, Okoro T, Romley JA. Patient Versus Physician Valuation of Durable Survival Gains: Implications for Value Framework Assessments. Value Health. 2017 02; 20(2):217-223. PMID: 28237198.
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    13. Romley JA, Shah AK, Chung PJ, Elliott MN, Vestal KD, Schuster MA. Family-Provided Health Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2017 01; 139(1). PMID: 28028202.
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    14. Woo K, Gascue L, Goldman DP, Romley JA. Variations in outcomes of hemodialysis vascular access by race/ethnicity in the elderly. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar; 65(3):783-792.e4. PMID: 28027805.
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    15. Romley J, Shih T. Product safety spillovers and market viability for biologic drugs. Int J Health Econ Manag. 2016 Dec 23. PMID: 28012020.
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    16. Bognar K, Romley JA, Bae JP, Murray J, Chou JW, Lakdawalla DN. The role of imperfect surrogate endpoint information in drug approval and reimbursement decisions. J Health Econ. 2017 01; 51:1-12. PMID: 27992772.
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    17. 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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    18. Romley JA, Gong C, Jena AB, Goldman DP, Williams B, Peters A. Authors' reply to Bosco-Lévy and Salvo. BMJ. 2016 Aug 05; 354:i4330. PMID: 27496026.
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    19. Wei D, Osman C, Dukhovny D, Romley J, Hall M, Chin S, Ho T, Friedlich PS, Lakshmanan A. Cost consciousness among physicians in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2016 11; 36(11):1014-1020. PMID: 27467561.
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    20. Shafrin J, Bruno A, MacEwan JP, Campinha-Bacote A, Trocio J, Shah M, Tan W, Romley JA. Physician and Patient Preferences for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Therapies. Value Health. 2016 06; 19(4):451-9. PMID: 27325337.
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    21. Romley JA, Gong C, Jena AB, Goldman DP, Williams B, Peters A. Association between use of warfarin with common sulfonylureas and serious hypoglycemic events: retrospective cohort analysis. BMJ. 2015 Dec 07; 351:h6223. PMID: 26643108.
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    22. Siris ES, Yu J, Bognar K, DeKoven M, Shrestha A, Romley JA, Modi A. Undertreatment of osteoporosis and the role of gastrointestinal events among elderly osteoporotic women with Medicare Part D drug coverage. Clin Interv Aging. 2015; 10:1813-24. PMID: 26604724.
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    23. Snider JT, Goldman DP, Rosenblatt L, Seekins D, Juday T, Sanchez Y, Wu Y, Peneva D, Romley JA. The Impact of State AIDS Drug Assistance Policies on Clinical and Economic Outcomes of People With HIV. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 06; 73(3):329-48. PMID: 26537525.
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    24. Romley JA. Should doctors own hospitals? BMJ. 2015 Sep 02; 351:h4615. PMID: 26333985.
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    25. Woo K, Goldman DP, Romley JA. Early Failure of Dialysis Access among the Elderly in the Era of Fistula First. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct 07; 10(10):1791-8. PMID: 26254301.
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    26. Jena AB, Romley J. Changes in Hospitalizations, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes During Major Cardiovascular Meetings--Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1420-1. PMID: 26236973.
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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. Jena AB, Prasad V, Goldman DP, Romley J. Mortality and treatment patterns among patients hospitalized with acute cardiovascular conditions during dates of national cardiology meetings. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb; 175(2):237-44. PMID: 25531231.
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    30. Romley JA, Axeen S, Lakdawalla DN, Chernew ME, Bhattacharya J, Goldman DP. The Relationship between Commercial Health Care Prices and Medicare Spending and Utilization. Health Serv Res. 2015 Jun; 50(3):883-96. PMID: 25429755.
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    31. Jena AB, Prasad V, Romley JA. Long-term effects of the 2003 ACGME resident duty hour reform on hospital mortality. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jul; 89(7):1023-5. PMID: 24996240.
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    32. Goldman DP, Juday T, Seekins D, Linthicum MT, Romley JA. Early HIV treatment in the United States prevented nearly 13,500 infections per year during 1996-2009. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Mar; 33(3):362-9. PMID: 24590932.
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    33. Romley JA, Juday T, Solomon MD, Seekins D, Brookmeyer R, Goldman DP. Early HIV treatment led to life expectancy gains valued at $80 billion for people infected in 1996-2009. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Mar; 33(3):370-7. PMID: 24590933.
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    34. 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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    35. Snider JT, Juday T, Romley JA, Seekins D, Rosenblatt L, Sanchez Y, Goldman DP. Nearly 60,000 uninsured and low-income people with HIV/AIDS live in states that are not expanding Medicaid. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Mar; 33(3):386-93. PMID: 24590935.
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    36. Huesch MD, Romley J. Intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy. JAMA. 2013 Dec 25; 310(24):2673-4. PMID: 24368470.
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    37. Jena AB, Sun EC, Romley JA. Mortality among high-risk patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to U.S. teaching-intensive hospitals in July: a retrospective observational study. Circulation. 2013 Dec 24; 128(25):2754-63. PMID: 24152859.
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    38. Romley JA, Chen AY, Goldman DP, Williams R. Hospital costs and inpatient mortality among children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):588-608. PMID: 24138064.
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    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.
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    40. Romley JA, Jena AB, O'Leary JF, Goldman DP. Spending and mortality in US acute care hospitals. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Feb 01; 19(2):e46-54. PMID: 23448114.
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    41. Sanchez Y, Penrod JR, Qiu XL, Romley J, Thornton Snider J, Philipson T. The option value of innovative treatments in the context of chronic myeloid leukemia. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Nov; 18(11 Suppl):S265-71. PMID: 23327458.
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    42. Jena AB, Romley JA, Newton-Cheh C, Noseworthy P. Therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest: real-world utilization trends and hospital mortality. J Hosp Med. 2012 Nov-Dec; 7(9):684-9. PMID: 23023977.
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    43. Romley JA, Hackbarth A, Goldman DP. The Impact of Air Quality on Hospital Spending. Rand Health Q. 2012; 2(3):6. PMID: 28083265.
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    44. Best JH, Romley JA, Goldman DP, Conrad RM, Peters AL. Expenditures for medicaid patients treated with exenatide compared with other diabetes management regimens. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(8 Suppl):s191-202. PMID: 23039898.
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    45. Romley J, Goldman D, Eber M, Dastani H, Kim E, Raparla S. Cost-sharing and initiation of disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Aug; 18(8):460-4. PMID: 22928761.
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    46. Romley JA, Goldman DP, Solomon M, McFadden D, Peters AL. Exenatide therapy and the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in a privately insured population. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 Oct; 14(10):904-11. PMID: 22845701.
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    47. Thornton Snider J, Romley JA, Wong KS, Zhang J, Eber M, Goldman DP. The Disability burden of COPD. COPD. 2012 Aug; 9(5):513-21. PMID: 22721264.
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    48. Thornton Snider J, Romley JA, Vogt WB, Philipson TJ. The Option Value of Innovation. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2012 Apr 18; 15(2). PMID: 31419850.
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    49. Lakdawalla DN, Romley JA, Sanchez Y, Maclean JR, Penrod JR, Philipson T. How cancer patients value hope and the implications for cost-effectiveness assessments of high-cost cancer therapies. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Apr; 31(4):676-82. PMID: 22492883.
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    50. Romley JA, Sanchez Y, Penrod JR, Goldman DP. Survey results show that adults are willing to pay higher insurance premiums for generous coverage of specialty drugs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Apr; 31(4):683-90. PMID: 22492884.
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    51. Nicosia N, Wynn BO, Romley JA. Assessing the Performance of Military Treatment Facilities. Rand Health Q. 2011; 1(3):5. PMID: 28083192.
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    52. Hackbarth AD, Romley JA, Goldman DP. Racial and ethnic disparities in hospital care resulting from air pollution in excess of federal standards. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Oct; 73(8):1163-8. PMID: 21893376.
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    53. Romley JA, Jena AB, Goldman DP. Hospital spending and inpatient mortality: evidence from California: an observational study. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Feb 01; 154(3):160-7. PMID: 21282695.
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    54. Romley JA, Goldman DP. How costly is hospital quality? A revealed-preference approach. J Ind Econ. 2011; 59(4):578-608. PMID: 22299199.
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    55. Goldman DP, Lakdawalla DN, Malkin JD, Romley J, Philipson T. The benefits from giving makers of conventional 'small molecule' drugs longer exclusivity over clinical trial data. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Jan; 30(1):84-90. PMID: 21209443.
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    56. Goldman DP, Vaiana M, Romley JA. The emerging importance of patient amenities in hospital care. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 02; 363(23):2185-7. PMID: 21121830.
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    57. Romley JA, Hussey PS, de Vries H, Wang MC, Shekelle PG, McGlynn EA. Efficiency and its measurement: what practitioners need to know. Am J Manag Care. 2009 Nov; 15(11):842-5. PMID: 19895189.
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    58. Hussey PS, de Vries H, Romley J, Wang MC, Chen SS, Shekelle PG, McGlynn EA. A systematic review of health care efficiency measures. Health Serv Res. 2009 Jun; 44(3):784-805. PMID: 19187184.
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    59. Romley JA, Cohen D, Ringel J, Sturm R. Alcohol and environmental justice: the density of liquor stores and bars in urban neighborhoods in the United States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Jan; 68(1):48-55. PMID: 17149517.
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