Geoffrey  Joyce

Geoffrey Joyce, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Contact Information

Geoffrey Joyce

Research Interest

Principal Investigator. "Extreme Cost-Sharing for Specialty Drugs and Their Association with Medical Service Use." Amgen, Inc., November 2008 - October 2009.

Principal Investigator. "The Impact of Prior Authorization Requirements on Physician Prescribing Behavior." Janssen Pharmaceuticals, May 2009 - April 2010.

Principal Investigator. "The Value of Broad Pharmaceutical Formularies: A Replication-of-Failure Analysis." Janssen Pharmaceuticals, November 2008 - October 2009.

Principal Investigator (with D. Goldman). "Improving Pharmacy Benefit Design". National Institute on Aging, Grant Number: 1R01AG029514 - 01A2. August 2008 - July 2012.

Principal Investigator. "The Social Benefits of More Generous Medicaid Formulary Policies for Antipsychotics." Janssen Pharmaceuticals, December 2007 - December 2009.

Vogt W, Joyce GF, Goldman DP. "Effects of Medicare Part D on Pharmacy Use and Out-of-Pocket Spending".

Meeker D, Joyce GF, Malkin J, Teutsch S, Haddiz A, and Goldman DP. "Does First-Dollar Coverage of Preventive Services Mitigate the Effects of High Deductibles?"
Joyce GF, Sabik L, Buntin MB. "Redesigning Insurance Benefits to Promote Healthy Behaviors".
Jena AB, Goldman DP, and Joyce GF. The Socioeconomic Consequences of Multiple Births".

Karaca-Mandic P, Joyce GF, Laouri M, and Goldman DP. "Price Sensitivity and the Use of Specialty Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis".

Vogt W, Joyce GF, Xia J, and Goldman DP. "Prior Authorization and the Use of Medications Among the Severely Mentally Ill".

Dai C, Karaca-Mandic P, Goldman DP, and Joyce GF. "The Effects of Cost-Sharing on Adherence to Antidepressants and Depression-Related Medical Expenditures".

Meeker D, Joyce GF, Teutsch S, Haddiz A, and Goldman DP. "The Impact of High Deductible Health Plans on Pharmaceutical Use".

Joyce GF, Goldman DP, Salmun L, and Juhn, P. "The Impact of Mail-order Pharmacy Use on Medication Compliance and Outcomes".

Keeler EB and Joyce GF. "Costs and Effects of Participation in Collaboratives to Improve Chronic Illness Care".


Associate Professor, USC School of Pharmacy, 2009-
Senior Economist, RAND Corporation, 2005-2009
Economist, RAND Corporation, 2002-2005
Associate Economist, RAND Corporation, 2000-2002
Consultant, RAND Corporation, 1997-2000
Research Scientist, VA San Diego and University of California San Diego, 1999-2000
Research Analyst, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 1989-1995

Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School, 2006-2009
Adjunct Associate Professor, UCLA School of Public Health, 2005-
Co-Director, UCLA/RAND Health Services Research Training Program, 2004-
Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Public Health, 2004
Adjunct Lecturer, USC School of Policy, Planning & Development, 2002-2005, 2009
Adjunct Lecturer, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations, 1993-1995
Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College (CUNY), Department of Economics, 1992-1995

Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA/RAND, 1995-1997
Ph.D. in Economics, City University of New York, December 1995
MPP, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, December 1988
B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Connecticut College, May 1983

Medal Award, RAND, 2009.
President's Award, RAND, 2007-2008.
Career Development Award, UCLA Claude D. Pepper Center (OAIC), 2003-2006.
Medal Award, RAND, 2006
Exceptional Reviewer, Medical Care 2003-2004.
Medal Award, RAND, 2004
Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1995-1997.
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) Dissertation Fellowship, 1994-1995.
Gilleece Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 1991-1995.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1995 Edition.
Public Service Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1986-1987.

Member: AcademyHealth

Referee: Journal of Health Economics, Health Services Research, Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, Canadian Medical Journal, Medical Care, Health Affairs, Inquiry, Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Managed Care, Archives of General Psychiatry, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Journal of Disease Management, American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

Consultant: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Joyce GF, Goldman DP, Vogt WB, Sun E, Jena AB. "Medicare Part D After Two Years". American Journal of Managed Care. 2009;15(8):536-544.

Solomon M, Goldman DP, Joyce GF and Escarce JJ. "Cost-Sharing and the Initiation of Drug Therapy for the Chronically Ill". Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009;169(8):740-48.

Joyce GF, Niaura R, Maglione M, Mongoven J, Larson C, Coan J, Lapin P and Morton SC. "The Effectiveness of Covering Smoking Cessation Services for Medicare Beneficiaries". Health Services Research. 2008;6:2106-2123.

Goldman DP, Joyce GF. "Medicare Part D: A Successful Start With Room for Improvement". JAMA. 2008;299(16):1954-1955.

Joyce, GF, Goldman DP, Karaca-Mandic P, and Lawless G. "Impact of Specialty Drugs on the Use of Other Medical Services for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis". American Journal of Managed Care. 2008;14(12):821-828.

Goldman DP, Joyce GF, Zheng Y. "Prescription Drug Cost-Sharing: Associations with Medication and Medical Utilization and Spending, and Health". JAMA. 2007; 29(1):61-69.

Saigal C, Movassaghi M, Joyce GF, Pace JP, and Litwin M. "Economic Evaluation of Treatment Strategies for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Is Medical Therapy More Costly in the Long Run"? Journal of Urology. 2007;177(4):1463-7.

Joyce GF, Goldman DP, Karaca-Mandic P, and Zheng Y. "Pharmacy Benefit Caps and the Chronically Ill". Health Affairs. 2007; 26(5):1333-1344.

Meacham RB, Joyce GF, Wise M, Parker A, Niederberger C. "Male Infertility." The Journal of Urology. 2007; 177(6): 2058-2066.

Goldman DP, Joyce GF, Karaca-Mandic P, and Sood N. "Adverse Selection in Retiree Prescription Drug Plans". Forum for Health Economics & Policy: 2006; Vol. 9: Iss. 1. (

Tash Anger J, Saigal CS, Madison R, Joyce GF, and Litwin MS. Increasing Costs of Urinary Incontinence among Female Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Urology. 2006; Vol. 176(1): 247-251.

Goldman DP, Joyce GF, Lawless G, Willey V, Crown W. "Benefit Design and Specialty Drug Use." Health Affairs. 2006; 25(5):1319-1331.

Fremont AM, Joyce GF, Anaya HD, et al. "An HIV Quality Improvement Collaborative within the VA: Do Advanced HIT and Shorter Learning Sessions Change the Collaborative Experience? Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2006; 32(6):324-336.

Goldman DP, Joyce GF, Karaca-Mandic P. "Optimal Drug Benefit Design: The Case of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Therapy." American Journal of Managed Care. 2006; 12(1):21-28.

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