Effective December 1, Erin Trish, PhD has joined the USC School of Pharmacy faculty as assistant professor of pharmaceutical and health economics.
Dr. Trish is the associate director of health policy at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and has held the position of assistant research professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy since 2015. Her research focuses on the impact of public policy on health care markets. Her recent work has evaluated the impact of insurer and hospital market concentration on health insurance premiums, the effects of rating regulations in the small group health insurance market, provider payment in Medicare Advantage, specialty drug spending, and risk adjustment. She has received several grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and her work has been published in Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Economics, and the Journal of Risk and Insurance.
She graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013 with a doctorate in Health Policy and Economics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.