Jevay Grooms, PhD

2023 – 2024 USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center
Co-Director, ATRIL
Co-Director, Center for Equitable Economy and Sustainable Society
Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Howard University

Jevay Grooms, PhD's Bio

Doctor Jevay Grooms is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Howard University in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Howard University Dr. Grooms was an NIH Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, where she had the ability to hone her healthcare, health outcomes and health policy knowledge and build a stronger research portfolio. Before Grooms’ postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington she had the pleasure of spending the 2015-2016 academic year as a Visiting Instructor at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Grooms also spent a summer as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University as part of the American Economic Association Summer Program.

Dr. Grooms’ research focuses broadly on factors which impede the effectiveness of various health policies as they relate to underrepresented communities. Some of her current research focuses on domestic health policies and interventions geared toward individuals who suffer from substance use disorders and the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion. This body of research includes opioid prescribing behavior of physicians, the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs, the effect of a national opioid advisory, and access to treatment facilities for substance use disorders and behavioral health conditions.

Her current research in international economics focuses primarily on the health limitations caused by the World Trade Organization’s trade policies regarding pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Grooms examined how the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights amplified and/or dwindled the inequality in access to pharmaceuticals among developed, developing and least-developed WTO members.

RCMAR Pilot Project Title: "Informational gaps and disparities in prescribing among patients with cognitive decline”

Recent Work