Erin Lindsey Duffy

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Adjunct Policy Researcher
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in biostatistics and epidemiology, Boston University; B.A., Wellesley College


Erin Duffy is an adjunct policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is also a research scientist at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. 

Her research explores cost-drivers, market failures, and patients' finanicial liability in the American health care system. Duffy's recent work measures the prevalence and magnitude of surprise medical bills and evaluates the impact of policies that prohibit surprise medical billing. She also conducts qualitative and quantitative research on health system performance, strategies for health care cost containment, provider payment policies, and socioeconomic and racial disparities in health outcomes. 

Duffy holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School, an M.P.H. from Boston University with concentrations in biostatistics and epidemiology, and a B.A. in religion from Wellesley College.