Danny R. Hughes

Professor, Dir. Health Economics Analytics Lab

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
  • Health Economics and Analytics Lab


Dr. Hughes is a Professor in the School of Economics and Director of Georgia Tech’s Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL). He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. His research focuses on the roles of technology, innovation, and incentives in the delivery and usage of health care services – with a specific focus on the economics of medical imaging. His externally funded research has focused on exploiting large scale data to explore contemporary health policy issues. He has published over 100 articles in leading journals across economics, health services research, and operations research.

Prior to Georgia Tech, Dr. Hughes served as Executive Director of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. He has held previous academic appointments at George Mason University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of South Alabama. Dr. Hughes has also held research and management positions at the American College of Radiology, Logistics Management Institute, and Tecolote Research. Prior to his undergraduate studies, he served as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Operations Specialist in the United States Army.



  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Georgia
  • B.S. Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology


Research Fields:
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization


  • ECON-4340: Industrial Organization
  • ECON-6140: Probability & Statistics
  • ECON-6150: Cost Benefit Analysis
  • ECON-6510: Health Economics
  • ECON-8803: Special Topics: Economics and Analysis of Healthcare Dat

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