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Jakub Hlávka

Research Fellow

Jakub P. Hlávka, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and an Adjunct Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation.

Dr. Hlávka received his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where he also worked as an Assistant Policy Researcher. During his time at RAND, his work in national security and health policy was funded by NASA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other national and international agencies. Prior to joining RAND, Dr. Hlávka served in research and consulting roles at the Fraunhofer Society in Germany, RAND Europe in the UK and Belgium, and the Ministry of Finance and the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Czech Government in Prague. His work has spanned the areas of intellectual property regulation, defense and aerospace industry trade, 3D printing, the fight against corruption, and the regulation of capital markets. He gained additional experience at Genentech in the area of pipeline and portfolio planning, and joined the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Prague Security Studies Institute as a regulatory and security policy scholar.

Dr. Hlávka is currently a Co-Principal Investigator of research studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE), a Department of Homeland Security S&T Center of Excellence. These studies seek to understand the benefits of travel-related monitoring and contact tracing, and the effects of select interventions on the COVID-19 pandemic. He also serves as a Project Manager of a National Institute on Aging grant related to ensuring access to future Alzheimer’s therapies, and is building a multidisciplinary research portfolio related to the economics of aging, access to innovation, health system preparedness, and resilience.

He has been recognized as a Young Leader by the Aspen Institute Central Europe, a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and a Leader of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium. In 2020, he received the USC Price School Bronze Research Award.

Dr. Hlávka’s expertise in the areas of innovation, health care preparedness, and international security will be major assets to CREATE's future research.