Ken Wong is Director of the Division of Healthcare and Biopharmaceutical Business, Healthcare Decision Analysis and Biopharmaceutical Marketing programs. He serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics at the USC School of Pharmacy and is a Senior Fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center.
He previously served as director of health economics and outcomes research and director of managed healthcare at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and director of health services research at Bristol Myers Squibb. Prior to his work in the pharmaceutical industry, he held pharmacy leadership positions at Cigna, Caremark, HealthNet and UniHealth. He served as an accreditation surveyor for the Joint Commission, where he surveyed and advised healthcare systems on pharmaceutical and quality of care standards.
Dr. Wong was previously an associate professor at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and an adjunct professor at the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences.
He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and received his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Wong’s research interests include innovations in market access and drug pricing in addition to the impact of health systems and care processes on patient health outcomes.