Notes on Contributors

Max Geraedts is a professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Duesseldorf. His research interests are health care performance measurement, quality assessment, and quality management. Recently he has been developing and testing performance measures and quality indicators in gynecology and asthma care in Germany.

Neal Halfon is a professor at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Halfon has been conducting research for many years on the quality and availability of health services for vulnerable populations of children. He is also interested in the development of more rational service delivery systems. Recently, he has been studying the factors that determine the health development of individuals and populations over the course of their lives.

Charlene A. Harrington is a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco. Her research has been primarily been focused on long-term care in nursing homes, managed care, and home and community-based settings. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine and has published extensively on her policy-oriented research.

Geoffrey V. Heller is a policy analyst at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. He has been the director for health policy and legislation at the university for more than a decade. His research has taken him to the United Kingdom and Germany, and he has lectured in Europe on the state of health care reform in the United States. More recently, he been advising academic medical centers as they adapt to the changing health environment.

Miles Hochstein is assistant director of the National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy in Los Angeles. His primary area of research is pediatric health services delivery and the organization of health, education, and social welfare systems that promote human development. His policy work has emphasized the development of integrated systems of care for children and the promotion and financing of health across the life course.

Virginia Huang is a research assistant in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore. Ms. Huang has studied the access to care of vulnerable populations. She will be pursuing her interest in health policy as a master’s candidate in the field of public health in the fall.

Moira Inkelas is a doctoral fellow at the RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California. Recently she evaluated the influence of financial incentives for specialty care under Medicaid managed care. She also has done research on approaches to risk adjustment of HEDIS quality measures. She is interested in the quality, accessibility, and organization of health care for children with chronic illness.

Thomas R. Oliver is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, where he conducts research on health care politics and system reform. He is currently studying state health care reforms, the evolution of Medicare policy, and the roles and strategies of leadership in health policy innovation.

Liliana E. Pezzin is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. As an economist specializing in public finance and econometric modeling, she studies issues related to the economics of aging and viability, particularly the effects of demographic trends and public policies on families’ living and care arrangements. Most recently, she has been examining the accessibility and use of rehabilitation and emergent medical care services.

Leiyu Shi is an associate professor of health policy and management in the School of Public Health and Hygiene and the associate director of the Primary Care Policy Center for the Underserved at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His research focuses on the quality of primary care for vulnerable populations and the impact of managed care on community health centers.

Brenda C. Spillman is a health economist and senior research associate at The Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. She includes among her projects estimates of lifetime nursing-home use and studies of trends in disability and long-term-care use among the elderly. She is also exploring an annuity-based approach to long-term-care financing and the provision of health services for low-income adults.

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Volume 78, Issue 3 (pages 499–501)
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00181
Published in 2000