Chuck Shih

Chuck Shih

  • Senior Officer
  • Specialty Drugs,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Chuck Shih leads Pew’s specialty drugs research initiative, which identifies policy options to help manage drug costs and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments.

Prior to joining Pew, he held a fellowship in health policy at the National Pharmaceutical Council and George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Shih previously worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where he was an analyst in the Coverage and Analysis Group and developed Medicare coverage policies for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and procedures. He also served as a fellow at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he advanced and implemented the Healthcare Horizon Scanning System, and served as a project officer for the creation of comparative effectiveness evidence reports and systematic reviews in the Effective Health Care Program.

Shih received a doctorate and master of health science degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Work

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  • Compounding Is Not a Safe Solution to Rising Drug Prices

    Pharmacists often make drugs for patients whose clinical needs cannot be met by a commercially available product, a practice known as compounding. But should pharmacists compound drugs to reduce costs for patients and the health care system? Read More

  • Beyond EpiPen: Prices of Lifesaving Epinephrine Products Soar

    People with life-threatening allergies have long relied on the EpiPen, an injection device that dispenses epinephrine, to reverse symptoms of severe allergic reactions. But steep price increases for the drug over the past decade—including a more than 100 percent increase in the past three years—have sparked outrage from consumers who now face sizable, and often unaffordable,... Read More

  • Pew at NCSL Legislative Summit

    • Event

    We look forward to seeing you at the NCSL Legislative Summit. Visit our booth in the exhibit hall (#929) to learn about our work across all 50 states, meet policy experts, and spin the wheel to find answers about your state’s fiscal health. Read More

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