Notes on Contributors

Susan J. Curry is a professor of health policy and administration and director of the Health Research and Policy Centers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is recognized internationally for her expertise in health behavior research and translation of research findings into frontline health care delivery. Her current research interests include the development, testing, and evaluation of methods to modify behavioral risk factors such as smoking, excessive drinking, diet, and compliance with breast cancer screening; the effect of insurance coverage on use of behavior change programs; and the impact of behavior change on health care costs and utilization.

Elizabeth Dugan is a senior research scientist at the Institute for Studies on Aging of the New England Research Institutes. Her research interests include women’s health, the relationship between older patients and primary care providers, and implementation of clinical guidelines.

Russell E. Glasgow is a senior scientist at the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver. His work centers on the development and evaluation of brief, practical behavioral interventions for disease management and risk-factor modification.

Lawrence O. Gostin is professor of law at Georgetown University, professor of public health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public’s Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. His most recent books are Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press and the Milbank Memorial Fund, 2000) and Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (University of California Press and the Milbank Memorial Fund, forthcoming).

David C. Grabowski is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research focuses primarily on the economics of health care regulation; he has a particular interest in aging policy. His recent work has examined the effects of regulation and Medicaid payment policies on the provision of quality within the market for nursing home care.

Mark A. Hall is professor of law and public health in the Department of Public Health Services at Wake Forest University. He specializes in health care law and public policy, with a focus on economic, regulatory, and organizational issues. He is conducting several studies of the doctor-patient relationship under managed care, including the impact of managed care on patient trust and the implementation and effectiveness of state managed care patient protection laws.

Gail H. Javitt is Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. She is interested in the intersection of law, health, and ethics and in FDA regulatory and policy issues. Topics on which she has published include FDA regulation of gene therapy and federal regulation of stem cell research.

Aneil K. Mishra is an associate professor of management at the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. Dr. Mishra’s research focuses on the dynamics of trust within and across organizations, employee loyalty and commitment, and organizational culture.

Michael A. Morrisey is a professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and director of its Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. His research has largely focused on employer-sponsored health insurance and hospital markets. His recent work has examined the effects of hospital and managed care competition, managed care and older workers, and compensating wage differentials in employer-sponsored health insurance. This paper on state laws affecting auto-mobile fatalities reflects a return to a longstanding interest in the effects of regulation on health and health care markets.

C. Tracy Orleans is a senior scientist at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she is responsible for program development and evaluation in the areas of health and behavior, tobacco control, and chronic disease management.

Jan Ostermann is a research associate at the Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management at Duke University. Ostermann is currently involved in analyses of individual and societal consequences of selected health behaviors. Other interests include the effects of global demographic changes, the structure and characteristics of social insurance systems, and health insurance coverage and utilization.

Frank A. Sloan is J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management, a professor of economics, and director of the Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management at Duke University. His interests include comparison of performance of health care organizations by form of ownership, the economics of addiction, and other topics in health economics.

Leif I. Solberg is associate medical director for care improvement research at Health Partners Medical Group and Clinics. He performs research studies of quality improvement of clinical preventive services and chronic disease care as well as studies of guideline implementation and organizational change. He is also actively involved in helping to lead Health Partners’ 500-physician medical group to perfection.

Edward H. Wagner is a general internist/epidemiologist and director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. He is also professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Current research interests include the development and testing of population-based care models for those with diabetes, the frail elderly, and those with other chronic illnesses; the evaluation of the health and cost impacts of health promotion/disease prevention interventions; and interventions to prevent disability in older adults.

Beiyao Zheng is a biostatistician at Genentech, Inc. She is interested in longitudinal and categorical data analysis and measures of goodness of fit.

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Volume 79, Issue 4 (pages 641–643)
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00224
Published in 2001