C. Alan Lyles
School of Public and International Affairs and
School of Health and Human Services
- senior research associate, Schaefer Center for Public Policy
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
Alan Lyles' C.V. (.pdf)
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, 2020-2023. In 2023 Lyles received a Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) from the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Philosophy.
Lyles' professional interests focuses on pharmaceutical economics and health policy—particularly on (i) policies and practices to improve access to high cost, innovative medicines, and (ii) effectively functioning health systems. His research examines individual and third-party payors (government programs and private benefits) in the US’ market-based healthcare system and international contrasts with central government systems.
He has served on editorial boards, published and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He was visiting chair of pharmacoeconomics (2006), a Fulbright Senior Specialist twice at the University of Helsinki (2007 and 2011), and in Spring 2022 completed a third Fulbright Specialist project with the Joint Municipality Authority of Keski-Uusimaa, Health Care and Social Services, Finland.
Lyles' operations experience with health service delivery includes administrative work in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Office of Health Care Programs, and as general manager of its Outpatient Department (1970s); administrator of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at 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 was 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 has served on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Public Administration.