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.

September 23, 2015

Center Model is Centerpiece of a National Academy of Sciences Report

In a new National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, a committee chaired by Ronald Lee (U.C. Berkeley) and Peter R. Orszag (Citigroup) collaborated with Roybal Center researchers to investigate the macroeconomic implications of trends in health inequality in the US. Using the Center’s Future Elderly Model (FEM), the committee examined how changes in life expectancy will likely affect the progressivity of federal programs. Findings suggest significant reductions in progressivity of both Medicare and Social

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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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