Sung W. Choi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Administration, School of Public Affairs
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Olmsted Building, W159

Dr. Choi earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at George Washington University. His academic interests include Health Care Competition Policy, Health Care Financing, and HIV/AIDS financial Sustainability. His work has examined the effects of different types of multi-hospital system affiliation on pricing of cardiac and cancer surgeries, using a large health insurance claims database. Prior to joining Penn State Harrisburg Dr. Choi was a consultant at the World Bank Global HIV/AIDS Program. He has assessed financial consequences of current and proposed national HIV/AIDS responses in Sub-Saharan African countries.


Research Interests

Competition Policy in Health Care

Health Care Financing

HIV/AIDS Financial Sustainability

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

HIV/STD Prevention


Comparing Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Testing Strategies: Targeted and Routine Testing in Washington, DC, with Amanda Castel, Avi Dor, Jennifer Skillicorn, James Peterson, Nestor Rocha, and Michael Kharfen, PLoS ONE, 2015, 10 (10).

Health Capital Measurement and Economic Cost of Disease: A Case of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in OECD Countries, with Jaeun Shin, The Korean Journal of Health Economics and Policy, 2009, 15(1), 41-58.

Does Health System Affiliation Lead to Lower Negotiated Hospital Price? Systemic Differences in Price Effects across Health System Types for Selected Cardiac and Cancer surgeries (in progress) with Avi Dor.

Unsecured Debt and Mental Health: Mental Illnesses as a Source of Unsecured Debt? (in progress) with Avi Dor, and Eric Luo.

Too narrowly defined? Primary Service Area Definition for Accountable Care Organizations (in progress) with Avi Dor.


B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (GWU)

Course Schedule
HPA 301W
H ADM 543
H ADM 503
H ADM 542
H ADM 594