Jeffrey S. McCombs

Jeffrey S. McCombs, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Pharmaceutical and Health EconomicsCurriculum Vitae

Research Topics

  1. Health economics
  2. Technology assessment
  3. Competitive pricing systems
  4. Retrospective analyses using administrative data
  5. Mental health economics.

Contact Information

Jeffrey S. McCombs

Biography

Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1982.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 1980-1982.

Senior Project Analyst, Applied Management Sciences, Silver Springs, MD, 1982-83.

Social Science Research Analysis, Office of Research and Demonstrations, Health Care Financing Administration, 1983-1987.

USC School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, 1987-present.

Selected Projects/Publications

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Chen l, McCombs JS, Park JX. Duration of antipsychotic drig therapy in real world practice: A comparison with CATIE trial results. Value in Health 2007 (in press).

Chen L, McCombs JS, Park JX. The impact of atypical antipsychotic medications on the use of health care by patient with schizophrenia. Value in Health 2007 (in press).

Ahn J, McCombs JS, Jung C, et al. Classifying antipsychotic adherence using latent class analysis: Characteristics of non-adherent patients in the California Medicaid (Medi-Cal)Program. Value in Health 2007 (in press).

McCombs JS, Ahn J, Tencer T, Shi L. The impact of unrecognized bipolar disorders among patients treated for depression with antidepressants in the fee-for-services California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) program: A 6-year retrospective analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders 2007;97:171-179.

Shi L, Thiebaud P, McCombs JS. The impact of unrecognized bipolar disorders for patients treated for depression with antidepressants in the fee-for-service California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Program. Journal of Affective Disorders 2004; 82:373-383.