PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1995
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
BA, Brandeis University, 1983
Darrell J. Gaskin is the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Dr. Gaskin is a health services researcher and health economist who is internationally known for his expertise in health disparities, access to care for vulnerable populations, and safety net hospitals. He seeks to identify and understand barriers to care for vulnerable populations; and to develop and promote policies and practices that will improve access to care for the poor, minority and other vulnerable populations, and eliminate racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in healthcare. His current projects explore the relationship between “place” and healthcare disparities and examine racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in hospital care.
Dr. Gaskin’s has published in the leading health services and public health research journals, including American Journal of Public Health, HSR, Health Affairs, Inquiry, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, and Social Science and Medicine. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Boards of HSR, Medical Care and Medical Care Research and Review. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth and a member of the Center for Health Policy Development Board, the board of directors for the National Academy of State Health Policy. His advice is sought in federal and state health policy. He was a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Commission on the Budget Deficit, Economic Crisis, and Wealth Creation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Health Insurance Plan, the state’s high-risk pool. He served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange Commission.
Honors and Awards
Committee Member, Institute of Medicine Committee Committee on Accounting for SES in Medicare Payment Programs
Committee Member, Institute of Medicine Committee Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults
Committee Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on Valuing Community Based Non-Clinical Prevention Policies and Wellness Strategies
Committee Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U.S. Health System
2015 Medicare Care Research and Review Article of the Year
2014 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award – Honorable Mention
Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy - 2002 Article-of-the-Year Award