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    John Arthur Romley, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Public Policy and Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
    SchoolSol Price School of Public Policy
    DepartmentPublic Policy
    AddressVPD 414A
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-7273
    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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      1. Shafrin J, Schwartz TT, Okoro T, Romley J. Patient Versus Physician Valuation of Durable Survival Gains: Implications for Value Framework Assessments. Value Health. 2017 Feb; 20(2):217-223. PMID: 28237198.
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      2. Romley J, Shah AK, Chung PJ, Elliott MN, Vestal KD, Schuster MA. Family-Provided Health Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2017 Jan; 139(1). PMID: 28028202.
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      3. Woo K, Gascue L, Goldman DP, Romley J. Variations in outcomes of hemodialysis vascular access by race/ethnicity in the elderly. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec 24. PMID: 28027805.
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      4. 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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      5. Bognar K, Romley J, Bae JP, Murray J, Chou JW, Lakdawalla DN. The role of imperfect surrogate endpoint information in drug approval and reimbursement decisions. J Health Econ. 2016 Dec 11; 51:1-12. PMID: 27992772.
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      6. 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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      7. Romley J, Gong C, Jena AB, Goldman DP, Williams B, Peters A. Authors' reply to Bosco-Lévy and Salvo. BMJ. 2016; 354:i4330. PMID: 27496026.
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      8. 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 Nov; 36(11):1014-1020. PMID: 27467561.
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      9. Shafrin J, Bruno A, MacEwan JP, Campinha-Bacote A, Trocio J, Shah M, Tan W, Romley J. Physician and Patient Preferences for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Therapies. Value Health. 2016 Jun; 19(4):451-9. PMID: 27325337.
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      10. Romley J, 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; 351:h6223. PMID: 26643108.
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      11. Siris ES, Yu J, Bognar K, DeKoven M, Shrestha A, Romley J, 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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      12. Snider JT, Goldman DP, Rosenblatt L, Seekins D, Juday T, Sanchez Y, Wu Y, Peneva D, Romley J. The Impact of State AIDS Drug Assistance Policies on Clinical and Economic Outcomes of People With HIV. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Jun; 73(3):329-48. PMID: 26537525.
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      13. Romley J. Should doctors own hospitals? BMJ. 2015; 351:h4615. PMID: 26333985.
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      14. Woo K, Goldman DP, Romley J. Early Failure of Dialysis Access among the Elderly in the Era of Fistula First. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct 7; 10(10):1791-8. PMID: 26254301.
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      15. Jena AB, Romley J. Changes in Hospitalizations, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes During Major Cardiovascular Meetings-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 1; 175(8):1420-1. PMID: 26236973.
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      16. Romley J, Goldman DP, Sood N. Hospital Productivity: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun 1; 34(6):1069. PMID: 26056222.
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      17. Romley J, Goldman DP, Sood N. US Hospitals Experienced Substantial Productivity Growth During 2002-11. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Mar 1; 34(3):511-8. PMID: 25673334.
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      18. 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 1; 175(2):237-44. PMID: 25531231.
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      19. Romley J, 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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      20. Jena AB, Prasad V, Romley J. 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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      21. Goldman DP, Juday T, Seekins D, Linthicum MT, Romley J. 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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      22. Romley J, 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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      23. Snider JT, Juday T, Romley J, Seekins D, Rosenblatt L, 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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      24. Sood N, Juday T, Vanderpuye-Orgle J, Rosenblatt L, Romley J, 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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      25. Huesch MD, Romley J. Intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy. JAMA. 2013 Dec 25; 310(24):2673-4. PMID: 24368470.
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      26. Jena AB, Sun EC, Romley J. Mortality Among High-Risk Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Admitted to US Teaching-Intensive Hospitals in July: A Retrospective Observational Study. Circulation. 2013 Dec 24; 128(25):2754-63. PMID: 24152859.
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      27. Romley J, 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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      28. Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Romley J, 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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      29. Romley J, Jena AB, O'Leary JF, Goldman DP. Spending and mortality in US acute care hospitals. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Feb; 19(2):e46-54. PMID: 23448114.
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      30. 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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      31. Jena AB, Romley J, 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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      32. Best JH, Romley J, 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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      33. Romley J, 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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      34. Romley J, 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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      35. Thornton Snider J, Romley J, 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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      36. Lakdawalla DN, Romley J, 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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      37. Romley J, 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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      38. 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; 18(8):460-4. PMID: 22928761.
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      39. Nicosia N, Wynn BO, Romley J. Assessing the Performance of Military Treatment Facilities. Rand Health Q. 2011; 1(3):5. PMID: 28083192.
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      40. Hackbarth AD, Romley J, 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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      41. Romley J, Jena AB, Goldman DP. Hospital spending and inpatient mortality: evidence from California: an observational study. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Feb 1; 154(3):160-7. PMID: 21282695.
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      42. Romley J, 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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      43. 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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      44. Goldman DP, Vaiana M, Romley J. The emerging importance of patient amenities in hospital care. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 2; 363(23):2185-7. PMID: 21121830.
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      45. Romley J, 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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      46. 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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      47. Romley J, 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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