Dylan roby

Dylan H. Roby, PhD

Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Health Services Administration, University of Maryland School of Public Health

Dylan H. Roby, PhD, is Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. His research focus is on Medicaid, community health centers, safety net hospitals, delivery system change, and the Affordable Care Act's implications for insurance markets, system redesign and access to care. He teaches courses on health politics and policy in the MHA, MPH and PhD programs in the department. Roby collaborates with colleagues at UC Berkeley and UCLA on the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) microsimulation model (www.calsim.org), which he helped develop over the past decade, and is a member of the cost analysis team for the California Health Benefit Review Program (www.chbrp.org). Although his primary academic appointment is in the University of Maryland's School of Public Health, he is a faculty associate with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an adjunct associate professor of health policy and management at UCLA. Dr. Roby has been interviewed and quoted by various media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera America, Cosmopolitan, CBS radio, and NPR-affiliates including KPCC, WAMU, Wisconsin Public Radio, and KQED.

As the former director (2012-2014) of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Dr. Roby helped developed the Center's capacity for analysis of Medicaid claims data, Medicaid waiver evaluation, and conducting confidential data analyses and surveys. He served as the associate director of the UCLA MPH Program in Health Policy and Management from 2010-2012. Prior to becoming the director of Health Economics and Evaluation Research, he was a senior researcher at the Center from 2003 to 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Roby worked for four years as a senior research associate at The George Washington University Center for Health Services Research and Policy. He worked on safety net issues, including data analysis and research on community health centers and public hospitals. During his first stint in Washington, DC, he also worked for the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Governors' Association's Center for Best Practices, and the Progressive Policy Institute. Prior to that, he was a research assistant at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Roby graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in geography and a minor in public policy. He earned his doctoral degree in public policy from The George Washington University.