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C. Alan LylesC. Alan Lyles

School of Public and International Affairs and
School of Health and Human Services

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Phone: 410.837.6101

M.P.H., Sc.D., The Johns Hopkins University
CERT, University of Maryland, University College
B.S. Pharm., University of Maryland
B.A., Loyola College
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Alan Lyles is a professor in both the College of Public Affairs' School of Health and Human Services and School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. From 2003-13, he served as the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnerships at the University of Baltimore, and was recently appointed the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, 2015-17.

Lyles' professional interests focuses on pharmaceutical economics and health policy—particularly on policies and practices to improve access to high cost, innovative medicines such as those for hepatitis C (HCV). His research examines individual and third-party payors (government programs and private benefits) in the US’ market-based healthcare system and international contrasts with centralized government systems.

He serves on editorial boards and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He was visiting chair of pharmacoeconomics (2006) and a Fulbright Senior Specialist twice (2007 and 2011) at the University of Helsinki. His views on public and private policy interventions to mitigate obesity have been reported in The New York Times. 1 

Lyles' operations experience with health service delivery includes administrative work in Johns Hopkins Hospital's Comprehensive Alcoholism Program and as general manager of its Outpatient Department (1970s); administrator of the Department of  Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of  Medicine (1980s); executive assistant to the dean and vice president for medicine and assistant dean for planning and analysis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990s). He has been chair of the Maryland Drug Use Review Board; chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Institutional Planning; president of Delta Omega, Alpha Chapter, a national public health honor society; and he serves on the board of the National Academy of Public Administration.

1 Singer, N. (2010, Aug. 21). "Fixing a World That Fosters Fat." The New York Times.