Jerome Dugan is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and a Faculty Affiliate at the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on health policy and health economics, especially on understanding the causes of disparities in healthcare, the way that healthcare systems deliver medical care, and the structure of healthcare regulation. Professor Dugan collaborates with Dr. Layla Booshehri on applying high performance computing techniques to the analysis of medical data.
Professor Dugan received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University and a B.S. in Economics from Clemson University. His dissertation research examined the impact of Medicare eligibility and managed care on healthcare access, use and cost containment. Professor Dugan completed an NSF-REU at Duke University as a participant in the 2006 American Economics Association Summer Training Program and worked as a research associate for the AEA Summer Training Program in the Department of Economics at Duke University before completing his doctoral studies.