PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1995
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
BA, Brandeis University, 1983
Darrell J. Gaskin, PhD MS is the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy and Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gaskin is a health services researcher and health economist. He is an internationally recognized expert in health and healthcare disparities. He seeks to identify and understand how contextual factors influence access to care, quality of care and health outcomes for minority, low socioeconomic status, and other vulnerable populations. His research strives to develop and promulgate policies and practices that address the social determinants of health and promote equity in health and well-being.
Dr. Gaskin is an international leader in health policy and health economics. He is a member the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s System for Action program. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health Economists. He served eleven years on the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth, and was Board Chair from 2016-2017. He served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2017-2020. He is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In April 2021, he was appointed as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Honors and Awards
2021 Delta Omega Honor Society, Alpha Chapter
2020 United Negro College Fund Livingstone College Leaders Hall of Fame
2018-21 Bloomberg School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Awards
2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
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