PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
Dr. Herring's research focuses on a number of economic and public policy issues related to health insurance markets, including employment-based insurance, individual insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. 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.
Dr. Herring received 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 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)
Teaching Excellence Recognition: Advanced Health Economics (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)
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)