Neil I. Goldfarb

Neil Goldfarb

Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health


BA, English, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Healthcare quality and safety measurement and improvement
  • Economic evaluation of health care interventions/pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research
  • Value-based purchasing of health benefits



Mr. Goldfarb’s research interests are in health and disease management, quality measurement and improvement, care for the underserved, and economic evaluation of health care interventions. He has authored over 60 articles on these topics. Mr. Goldfarb is President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH,, an employer-led non-profit organization established in the fall of 2011 with the mission of developing best practices for maintaining a  healthy workforce, and ensuring that when healthcare is needed it is safe, high-quality, accessible and affordable.  Mr. Goldfarb brings over 30 years of healthcare research and management experience to his Coalition leadership position.  As Associate Dean for Research in the Jefferson School of Population Health, he was responsible for developing and carrying out the School’s research agenda, focused on healthcare quality and value.  Concurrently, Mr. Goldfarb served as Director of Ambulatory Care Performance Improvement for the Jefferson faculty practice plan.  His previous positions include Executive Director of a quality improvement consulting and data collection firm, and Vice President of Health Services for the Philadelphia region’s first Medicaid managed care plan. He serves as adjunct faculty and teaches courses for Thomas Jefferson University and University of the Sciences.  


Selected Scholarly Activity

Lieberthal RD, Dudash K, Axelrod R, and Goldfarb NI.  An economic model to value companion diagnostics in non-small-cell lung cancer.  Personalized Med 2013 10(2):139-147.

Pracilio VP, Silberstein S, Couto J, Bumbaugh J, Hopkins M, Ng-Mak D, Sennett C, Goldfarb NI.  Measuring migraine-related quality of care across 10 health plans.  Am J Manag Care 2012 18(8):e291-9.

Peppin JF, Passik SD, Couto JE, Fine PG, Christo PJ, Argoff C, Aronoff GM, Bennett D, Cheatle MD, Slevin KA, Goldfarb NI.  Recommendations for urine drug monitoring as a component of opioid therapy in the treatment of chronic pain.  Pain Medicine 2012; 13:886-896.

McAna JF, Goldfarb NI, Couto J, et al.  Improved cardiac management with a disease management program incorporating comprehensive lipid profiling.  Population Health Management 2012;15:46-51.

Toner RW, Pizzi L, Leas B, Ballas SK, Quigley A, and Goldfarb NI.  Costs to hospitals of acquiring and processing blood in the US.  Applied Health Econo Health Policy 2011;9:29-37.

Professional Information

President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (  30 years experience in healthcare management and health services research.

Contact Information

Mailing address: Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
123 South Broad Street, Suite 1235
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Office Phone: 215-731-2472