David Howard Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Rollins School of Public Health

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Areas of Expertise

  • Health care policy
  • Public health


David Howard, PhD, is associate professor of health policy and management at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. He is a health economist by training, and his research employs economics and statistics to better understand physician decision-making and its implications for public policy. Howard’s current focus is on how negative results from clinical trials and “do less” recommendations in guidelines influence practice patterns.


"Big Tuesday" Results (March 10, 2020)

Medicare for All was a dud with voters. Although many voters say improving health care was a priority, many seem to realize that Medicare for All is politically unpalatable and fiscally unrealistic. Incremental change is the path forward.

Fifth Democratic Debate (Nov. 21, 2019)

The moderate Democratic candidates pushed back a little more forcefully against Warren’s costly single-payer plans. Yet, while scaling back her own ambitions vis a vis single payer, Warren continued to make ambitious and unrealistic promises regarding free dental care and free long-term care.

There was little or no discussion of how to pay for the Medicare and Medicaid programs in their existing forms or changes to coverage or payment that could make them more affordable.

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