William Padula, PhD

Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, USC Mann

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William V. Padula, PhD is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical & Health Economics in USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Fellow in the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA. His research explores the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis, especially pertaining to issues around the value of vaccines, healthcare delivery and patient safety in hospitals for acquired conditions such as pressure injuries. He has received grant funding in the form of a Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the PhRMA Foundation Frontier Award. He has authored 100+ scientific papers, letters and book chapters that have been published in leading medical, economic, and health policy journals.

He is an Associate Editor of Value in Health, and serves on the editorial boards of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy and Journal of Clinical Nursing. His work has been featured in the New York TimesThe AtlanticThe HillForbes and other media. He is a past recipient of the Award for Excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research from the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR); the AcademyHealth Outstanding Dissertation Award; and the Society for Advancement in Wound Care (SAWC) Young Investigator Award. He served as President for the U.S. National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) from 2021-2022. He was also Commissioner for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition Program from 2016-2019.

He has previously held appointments as an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA, and as a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Chicago. He was a visiting scholar at the University of York Centre for Health Economics in York, UK, the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health in Oxford, UK, and the University of Technology Sydney in Sydney, Australia. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, M.S. in Evaluative Clinical Science from Dartmouth College, M.S. in Data Analytics from University of Chicago, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Economics from University of Colorado.

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