PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
Dr. Herring’s research focuses on a number of economic and public policy issues related to health insurance coverage. He has published articles in the Journal of Health Economics and New England Journal of Medicine, and is co-author of the book Pooling Health Insurance Risks. His research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, OECD, HHS ASPE, and AHRQ.
For instance, his research has examined the availability of charity care to the uninsured, the individual health insurance market, Medicaid managed care, and insurer and hospital market concentration. More recently, he is examining the effect of health insurance coverage on health outcomes, the effect of rising health insurance premiums on worker wages, and the effect of the 2010 Affordable Care Act on employment-based insurance.
Dr. Herring earned his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a two-year RWJF Scholars in Health Policy fellowship at Yale University. He also served for a year with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and recently served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Health Insurance Plan.
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 Microeconomic Models in Public Health I-IV for advanced PhD students.
Honors and Awards
Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) from the Bloomberg School, 2013.
Teaching Excellence Recognition from the Bloomberg School for Microeconomic Models in Public Health course, 2013, 2014.
Outstanding Teacher Award from the Department of Health Policy and Management, 2012.
Teaching Excellence Recognition from the Bloomberg School for Introduction to the US Healthcare System, 2011, 2014, 2015.