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Bradley Herring, PhD

  • Deputy Chair for Academic Programs
  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 408
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


Personal Website

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PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2000


Dr. Herring’s research primarily focuses on several economic and policy issues related to health insurance markets and healthcare reform, including the dynamics of coverage within the employment-based and individual health insurance markets and the effects of health insurance market concentration. Dr. Herring also devotes a portion of his research on interdisciplinary projects into certain social determinants of health, specifically neighborhood poverty and the food environment. He has published articles in the Journal of Health Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA.

Dr. Herring’s policy experience includes serving as a Senior Staff Economist with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2006-2007 and serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Health Insurance Plan from 2011-2016. He received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a two-year RWJF Health Policy fellowship at Yale University.

Dr. Herring teaches the four-credit course Introduction to the US Healthcare System for masters students in the first term onsite and the fourth term online. He also co-teaches the course sequence Advanced Health Economics I-IV for second-year PhD students.

Honors and Awards

Teaching Excellence Recognition: Intro to the US Healthcare System (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)

Teaching Excellence Recognition: Advanced Health Economics (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Golden Apple Award for Best Online Course from the Bloomberg School (2017)

Advising, Mentoring, & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) from the Bloomberg School (2013, 2017)

Outstanding Teacher Award from Health Policy and Management Department (2012)

  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Private Health Insurance Markets
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Uninsured

Five selected publications are listed below. Links to all of Dr. Herring's publications are at his personal webpage:

  • Pollack C, Blackford A, Du S, Thornton R, DeLuca S, Herring B. Association of Receipt of a Housing Voucher with Subsequent Hospital Utilization and Spending. JAMA 322.21, 2019:2115-2124.
  • Herring B, Gaskin D, Zare H, Anderson G. Comparing the Value of Nonprofit Hospitals’ Tax Exemption to Their Community Benefits. Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing 55, 2018:1-11.
  • Trish E, Herring B, How Do Health Insurer Market Concentration and Bargaining Power with Hospitals Affect Health Insurance Premiums? Journal of Health Economics 42, 2015, 104-114.
  • Herring B. Suboptimal Provision of Preventive Healthcare Due to Expected Enrollee Turnover Among Private Insurers. Health Economics 19.4, 2010: 438-448.
  • Herring B. The Effect of the Availability of Charity Care to the Uninsured on the Demand for Private Health Insurance. Journal of Health Economics 24.2, 2005: 225-252.