Joseph A. DiMasi, Ph.D.
Dr. DiMasi is Director of Economic Analysis and Research Associate Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts Medical School, Tufts University. The Center is an independent non-profit multidisciplinary research organization that is committed to the exploration of scientific, economic, legal, and public policy issues related to pharmaceutical and biotechnology research, development, and regulation throughout the world. Dr. DiMasi is an internationally recognized expert on the economics of the pharmaceutical industry. He has published in a wide variety of economic, medical, and scientific journals, and has presented his research at numerous professional and industry conferences. Dr. DiMasi testified before the U.S. Congress in hearings leading up to the FDA Modernization Act of 1997 and reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Dr. DiMasi’s research interests include the R&D cost of new drug development, risks in new drug development, factors that affect the length of the development and regulatory approval processes, innovation incentives for biopharmaceutical R&D, and changes in the structure and performance of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.