Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation

Moving health simulation findings into programs, practices, and policies

Etienne Gaudette (left), Dana Goldman (center) and Bryan Tysinger (right) discuss results ahead of the "Strenghtening Medicare for 2030" conference, held on June 5, 2015 in Washington D.C.
Center director Dana Goldman offers expertise on Medicare's future at a D.C. forum


For over a decade, the USC Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation website has been developing health and economic simulation models and collaborating with researchers all over the world to answer salient policy questions in the United States and globally.

July 9, 2015

USC Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation renewed by NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed the Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation’s funding for an additional five years. For nearly 10 years, the Center—housed by the University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics—has addressed salient health policy questions to improve outcomes for the aging United States population. Previous research includes developing models that have explored the link between population health and economic outcomes, predicting how social policies will affect the well-being of current

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June 6, 2015

Center faculty offer expertise on Medicare’s future

In a new report, Roybal Center faculty use the Future Elderly Model (FEM) to generate a snapshot of changing Medicare demographics and spending between 2010 and 2030. During this period, the baby boomers, who began turning 65 and aging into Medicare in 2011, will drive Medicare demographic changes, swelling the estimated U.S. population aged 65 or older from 39.7 million to 67.0 million. Fueled by  demographic and health shifts, the FEM predicts that Medicare spending will more than double to $1.2

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