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December 2003 (Volume 81)
Christopher J. Conover is an assistant research professor at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. He is interested in state health policy, with a focus on issues related to health regulation and access to care. He has recently been engaged in work on the cost of health services regulation and has investigated the impact of health insurance reform on coverage.
Marisa Elena Domino is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. She is a health economist interested in mental health policies, Medicaid policies, insurance design, and agency relationships in health care. Her recent work examines the diffusion of psychotropic medication, the influence of mental health carve-outs on access to mental health and primary care services, and interactions between mental health and jail use.
Alain C. Enthoven is the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management (Emeritus) at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He holds degrees in Economics from Stanford, Oxford, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an economist with the RAND Corporation, assistant secretary of defense, and president of Litton Medical Products. In 1963, he received the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service from John F. Kennedy, and in 1977, while serving as a consultant to the Carter administration, he designed and proposed the Consumer Choice Health Plan, a program for universal health insurance based on managed competition in the private sector. He is a consultant to Kaiser Permanente and the former chairman of the Health Benefits Advisory Council for CalPERS. He is co-editor of Reforming Healthcare: The Contributions and Promise of Prepaid Group Practice (Jossey-Bass, forthcoming).
Daniel P. Gitterman is an assistant professor of public policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a political scientist whose research interests include the political economy of federal health spending, the regulation of health and mental health insurance, and the political economy of employer mandates. He is currently leading a project for the Brookings Institution’s Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy on the fiscal flows of federal health program outlays to urban areas.
Deborah Gurewich is a senior research associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University. Her interests focus on organizational behavior, access to care, and community health centers. Her recent work includes a demonstration to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care (funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), several community-based participatory research projects examining the incidence and consequences of debt resulting from medical bills, and an evaluation of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Community Access Program.
Mark A. Hall is the Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law and Public Health at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he has appointments in the Schools of Law, Medicine, and Management. He specializes in health care law and public policy, with a focus on economic, regulatory, and organizational issues. He has directed several major investigations of the health insurance market, and more recently he has studied legal and ethical influences on the doctor-patient relationship.
Howard M. Leichter is a professor of political science at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and Clinical Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. His interests include state health politics and policy and health prevention and lifestyle modification policy. He is the author of Free to Be Foolish: Politics and Health Prevention in the United States and Great Britain (Princeton University Press, 1991).
Walter Leutz is an associate professor at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He is director of the Social HMO Consortium, a university-provider cooperative that has developed, expanded, and researched a managed care model for integrating acute and long-term care services for Medicare beneficiaries. His current research interests include long-term care/medical care integration, what service users want from long-term care service systems, how systems respond to wants in the context of new financing, and how needs, utilization, and costs evolve over time in enrolled populations. His most recent book is Linking Medical Care and Community Services (Springer, 2003).
Aaron N. McKethan is a National Institute of Mental Health pre-doctoral fellow and Ph.D. student in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research interests include health and social policy. He is working on a project on the impact of federal health care spending on urban and rural economies and is exploring issues of interagency collaboration in the financing and delivery of mental health services.
Jeffrey Prottas is a professor at Brandeis University. He is interested in the uses of community-based participatory research methodologies to address issues of access to health care. He also works on issues of organizational structure and operations as they apply to delivery systems.
Bryan J. Weiner is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has published extensively on the subjects of organizational change, adoption and implementation of innovations, and interorganizational relationships.
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Volume 81, Issue 4 (pages 627–629) DOI: 10.1046/j.0887-378X.2003.00297.x Published in 2003
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