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)