Ronald Halbert

Dr. Ron Halbert has over three decades of experience working with healthcare systems, including industry, nonprofit, and government entities. His primary area of expertise lies in integrating clinical, patient-reported and pharmacoeconomic outcomes to inform product development and marketing strategy. With deep roots in clinical practice, academia, and industry, Ron brings a unique insight to all aspects of the business of healthcare. Most recently, Ron was the Director of Program Evaluation in Clinical Transformation at Cedars-Sinai Health System. 

Dr. Halbert’s recent academic work has focused on health economics, health policy, and epidemiology of chronic diseases. He also has interests in evidence-based medicine, measurement of value in healthcare, and multiple aspects of the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. 

Dr. Halbert received his MD degree and general surgical training at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed specialty training in epidemiology and preventive medicine at the UCLA School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and is licensed to practice medicine in California. He currently holds appointments as Adjunct Professor in Community Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health and Lecturer in Public Health at California State University Fullerton. 


  • Chief Resident, Preventive Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident, Preventive Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Special Student, Marine Archeology, NOVA Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL
  • Resident, General Surgery, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • BS, Biology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Areas of Interest

Preventive medicine; clinical informatics; value in healthcare; program evaluation; respiratory epidemiology; pharmaceutical and biotech industry; intentional disasters.

Selected Publications