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Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D.

darrell_gaskinDarrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Economics
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Darrell J. Gaskin is Associate Professor of Health Economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Deputy Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.  He has also served on the faculties of the University of Maryland-College Park, and Georgetown University.  His primary research interests are healthcare disparities, safety net providers, and access to care and quality of health care for Medicaid, minority, uninsured, and other vulnerable populations.  His research has been supported by the NIMHD, AHRQ, NICHD, NIA, HRSA-MCHB, The Commonwealth Fund, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Dr. Gaskin earned his Ph.D. in health economics at The Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. degree in economics from Brandeis University.

Dr. Gaskin has been nationally recognized for his research on the hospital safety net.  He was awarded the AcademyHealth 2002 Article-of-the-Year Award for his Health Services Research article entitled, “Are Urban Safety-Net Hospitals Losing Low-Risk Medicaid Maternity Patients?”  Dr. Gaskin’s research has been published in HSR, Health Affairs, Medical Care Research and Review, Medical Care, and Inquiry.  Currently, he serves on the Editorial Boards of HSR and Medical Care Research and Review.

Dr. Gaskin’s research has been recognized and appreciated by policymakers and advocates.  In 2009, he published a chapter on access to care for African Americans in the National Urban League’s annual publication, “State of Black America.”  Among his most recent work is a report released by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies that estimates the cost of health disparities to be more than a quarter of a trillion dollars annually. Dr. Gaskin’s current research projects explore the relationship between health and healthcare disparities and residential segregation.