Bradley Herring

Office: UNH Paul College, Paul College, Durham, NH 03824
bradley herring

Bradley Herring, PhD, joined the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2020 as the Forrest D. McKerley Professor of Health Economics, with a joint appointment in the Economics Department of the Paul College of Business and Economics and the Health Management and Policy Department in the College of Health and Human Services. His research primarily focuses on several economic and policy issues related to health insurance markets and healthcare reform, including the dynamics of coverage within the employment-based and individual health insurance markets and the effects of health insurance market concentration. He also devotes a portion of his research on interdisciplinary projects into certain social determinants of health, specifically neighborhood poverty and the food environment. He has published articles in the Journal of Health Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA, and his research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health and Human Services ASPE, and AHRQ. Dr. Herring previously held faculty appointments in the Schools of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and Emory University. His policy experience includes serving as a Senior Staff Economist with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Health Insurance Plan. He received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a two-year RWJF Scholars in Health Policy fellowship at Yale University.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.E., Tulane University

Research Interests

  • Applied Economics
  • Economics
  • Health Care Economics
  • Health Care Financing
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Economics
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Services Research
  • Political Economics/Economy
  • Public Economics

Courses Taught

  • HDS 801: Foundations of US Health