Gerard F. Anderson, Ph.D.

  • Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Research Interests

Chronic disease; Comparative insurance systems in developing countries; Health care spending; Medicare; Medical education; Healthcare payment reform; Technology diffusion more


Dr. Gerard F. Anderson is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in health policy and management and in international health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on health policy. Dr. Anderson serves as director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management.

His work encompasses studies of chronic conditions, comparative insurance systems in developing countries, medical education, health care payment reform and technology diffusion.

Dr. Anderson received his B.A. in economics from Haverford College. He earned his Ph.D. in public policy analysis at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1983.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Anderson held a variety of positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Secretary, where he helped to develop Medicare prospective payment legislation.

He has led health system reviews for The World Bank Group and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in many countries, and provided individual witness testimony in Congress more than 40 times.

Dr. Anderson has published more than 260 peer-reviewed articles and authored two books about health care payment policy. He serves on the editorial committees of a number of related publications. more


  • Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Anderson GF, Ballreich J, Bleich S, Boyd C, DuGoff E, Leff B, Salzburg C, Wolff J. “Attributes common to programs that successfully treat high-need, high-cost individuals.” Am J Manag Care. 2015 Nov 1;21(11):e597-600.

Roberts ET, DuGoff EH, Heins SE, Swedler DI, Castillo RC, Feldman DR, Wegener ST, Canudas-Romo V, Anderson GF. “Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines Based on Their Association with Return to Work in Administrative Claims Data.” Health Serv Res. 2015 Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12360. [Epub ahead of print]

Anderson GF, Davis K, Guterman S. “Medicare Payment Reform: Aligning Incentives for Better Care.” Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2015 Jun;20:1-12.

Rhee JC, Done N, Anderson GF. “Considering long-term care insurance for middle-income countries: comparing South Korea with Japan and Germany.” Health Policy. 2015 Oct;119(10):1319-29. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.06.001. Epub 2015 Jun 11. Review.

Bai G, Anderson GF. “Extreme markup: the fifty US hospitals with the highest charge-to-cost ratios.” Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun;34(6):922-8. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.1414.

Trujillo AJ, Heins SE, Anderson GF, Castillo RC. “Geographic variability of adherence to occupational injury treatment guidelines.” J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Dec;56(12):1308-12. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000264.

DuGoff EH, Canudas-Romo V, Buttorff C, Leff B, Anderson GF. “Multiple chronic conditions and life expectancy: a life table analysis.” Med Care. 2014 Aug;52(8):688-94. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000166.

Siddiqui M, Joy S, Elwell D, Anderson GF. “The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform: recalibrating fee-for-service and transitioning to fixed payment models.” J Gen Intern Med. 2014 May;29(5):700-2. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2785-1. No abstract available.

Berkowitz SA, Anderson GF. “Medicare beneficiaries most likely to be readmitted.” J Hosp Med. 2013 Nov;8(11):639-41. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2074. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

Anderson GF, Willink A, Osborn R. “Reevaluating ‘made in America’--two cost-containment ideas from abroad.” N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 13;368(24):2247-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1302140. No abstract available.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Comparative Health Insurance (309.670.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2015 - 2016
  • Health Policy and Management PhD Capstone Course (300.704.01)
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    2015 - 2016
  • Public Health Policy (300.610.01)
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    2015 - 2016

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow, Association for Health Services Research, 1996
  • Co-author, Article of Year, Association of Health Services Research, 1995
  • 500 Health Policy Leaders, Washington Medicine and Health, 1991
  • Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, 1990
  • Who's Who, 1989
  • National Health Care Management Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1977 - 1978
  • University Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1974 - 1977
  • Fellow, Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania, 1974 - 1977

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