Brent Fulton, Ph.D., M.B.A.


Health Policy and Management | PH W200E


  • Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis (health economics focus), Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • M.B.A., Strategy and Finance, UCLA Anderson School
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy

Research Interests:

  • Effects of reinsurance and risk adjustment on health insurance markets
  • Effects of health insurance premium rate review
  • Designing pay-for-performance schemes in health care
  • Analyzing global health workforce skills to improve workforce efficiency
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatments and disparities

Select Publications:

Fulton B.D., Hollingshead A., Karaca-Mandic P., Scheffler R.M. “Republican States Bolstered Their Health Insurance Rate Review Programs Using Incentives From the Affordable Care Act“. Inquiry (in press).

Karaca-Mandic P., Fulton B.D., Hollingshead A., Scheffler R.M. “States With Stronger Health Insurance Rate Review Authority Experienced Lower Premiums In The Individual Market In 2010–13“. Health Affairs (in press).

Fulton B.D., Pegany V., Keolanui B, Scheffler R.M. “Growth of Accountable Care Organizations in California: Number, Characteristics, and State Regulation“. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 2015 (published online June 29).

Kessell E.R., Pegany V., Keolanui B., Fulton B.D., Scheffler R.M., Shortell S.M. “Review of Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial Quality of Care Measures: Considerations for Assessing Accountable Care Organizations“. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 2015 (published online June 29).

Fulton B.D., Scheffler R.M., Hinshaw S.P.. “State Variation in Increased ADHD Prevalence: Links to NCLB School Accountability and State Medication Laws“. Psychiatric Services, 2015 (published online October 1).

Fulton B.D., Scheffler R.M., Keolanui B., Shortell S.M. “Forecasts and Drivers of Health Expenditure Growth in California“. California Journal of Politics and Policy 7(2); 2015: 1-14.

Fulton B.D., Galarraga O., Dow W.H. “Informing Public Policy Toward Binational Health Insurance: Empirical Evidence from California“. Salud Pública de México 55(4); 2013: S468-S476.

Scheffler R.M., Fulton B.D. “Needs-based Estimates for the Health Workforce“. In Soucat A.S., Scheffler R.M. (eds.), The Labor Market for Health Workers in Africa: A New Look at the Crisis, Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2013. (Reviewed by peer reviewers internal and external to The World Bank.)

Bruckner T.A., Hodgson A., Mahoney C.B., Fulton B., Levine P., Scheffler R.M. “Health Care Supply and County-level Variation in Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Prescription Medications“. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 21(4); 2012: 442–449.