John Romley is an associate professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Pharmacy, an economist at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on health economics and policy. He participated in the first nationwide study of disparities in alcohol retailing in urban neighborhoods, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He was also a co-investigator in an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality–funded study that identified, categorized and evaluated efficiency measures in healthcare.
In other recent work, Romley has been assessing competition among hospitals in quality of care and patient satisfaction, with support from the National Institute on Aging as well as a leading hospital system. He led a study, funded by the Hewlett Foundation, of the impact of air quality on hospital spending. Finally, he has led Department of Defense-funded studies of best practices and costs at pharmacies and of the financial performance of military treatment facilities. He is managing editor of Forum for Health Economics & Policy.