William (Bill) V. Padula, PhD

Board Member

William V. Padula, PhD is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California. Prior to his arrival at USC, he was Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. His healthcare research explores the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis, especially pertaining to issues around drug pricing and patient safety in hospitals. He has recently been evaluating the use of data analytics to predict acute health complications in hospitalized patients. He has taught economic evaluation modeling curriculum extensively throughout the U.S. and globally. He has performed innovative comparative effectiveness research and cost-effectiveness analysis of quality improvement strategies to prevent hospital-acquired pressure injuries (aka “bedsore”). In 2017, he and colleagues collaborated with the Maryland Attorney General to pass bipartisan Maryland State legislation to restrict price hikes on generic pharmaceuticals – the first of its kind in the U.S. He is also President of the NATIONAL PRESSURE INJURY ADVISORY PANEL INC.