In Memoriam: Joyce Mann, 1957-2022

Joyce Mann, director of the International Public Policy and Management Program at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, unexpectedly passed away on June 27 as she was preparing to leave home for work. She was 65 years old.

A native of Rome, New York, Dr. Mann was a member of a military family and she lived in many places around the world. She began her higher education at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California, and completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles. After earning a master’s degree in health policy, Dr. Mann earned a Ph.D. in public policy from the joint program operated by UCLA and the RAND Corporation.

Dr. Mann joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1999. In addition to working with students in degree programs, she also oversaw executive education programs for civil servants and other professionals from countries such as Indonesia, China, and Brazil.  Previously she was an adjunct health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where her research addressed issues of health care financing, health insurance and access in the states of California and New Jersey. She has also worked on issues of health financing in a number of countries.

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