- Applied Econometrics
- Applied Microeconomics
- Health, Inequality, and Poverty
- Industrial Organization
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 Executive Director of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. 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 diagnostic imaging. His externally funded research has focused on exploiting large scale data to explore contemporary health policy issues. He has published over 80 articles in leading journals across economics, health services research, and operations research.
Prior to Georgia Tech, he spent two years at the University of Oklahoma and four years at the University of South Alabama. He 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.