Faculty Expert Profile

Gerard Anderson

  • Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management
  • Professor of Health Policy and Management
  • Professor of International Health
  • Professor of Medicine


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Center for Global Health
  • Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care
  • School of Medicine
  • Center For Hospital Finance and Management

Languages spoken

  • English

Anderson is a health economist who writes and comments frequently on the price of health care, particularly the costs of drugs. His work encompasses studies of chronic conditions, comparative insurance systems in developing countries, medical education, health care payment reform, and technology diffusion.

He has authored two books on health care payment policy, published over 300 peer- reviewed articles, testified before Congress more than 50 times as an individual witness, and serves on multiple editorial committees.

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Anderson held various positions in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he helped to develop Medicare prospective payment legislation. Anderson has directed reviews of health systems for the World Bank and USAID in multiple countries.

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Medicare program spent $1.8 billion in 2019 on drugs without confirmed clinical benefits
Published Aug 25, 2022
A study, published in May, found some drugs approved by the FDA's "accelerated approval" program were available on the market for years without having verified clinical benefits

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