Richard Scheffler

professor of health economics and public policy

Richard Scheffler is a distinguished professor of health economics and public policy in the School of Public Health and the Goldman School. He is the director of the Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare and the director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research. His research focuses are competition and regulation in health insurance marketplaces, the ACA and Covered California, accountable care organizations and market power, social capital and health, Pay for Performance, organization and financing of mental health services, and anxiety disorder in millennials. Dr. Scheffler has been a consultant for the World Bank, the WHO, and the OECD, and has been a Rockefeller and Fulbright scholar. He has published over 200 papers and books, including The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance with Stephen Hinshaw. In 2015, he was awarded the Gold Medal from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic for his continued support of international scientific and educational collaboration.