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December 2000 (Volume 78)
Kevin Campbell is a research investigator in the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Olympia. His research has focused on analyzing the impact of substance abuse treatment in vulnerable populations. He has also studied the effects of policy and program changes for substance abuse treatment within the SSI program.
Huw T.O. Davies is reader in health care policy and management at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He spent 1998-99 working at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy (funded by The Commonwealth Fund, New York). His research interests are in performance measurement and management in health care, evidence-based policy and practice, organizational culture, governance, and health care quality.
Benjamin Freedman was professor of medicine and philosophy in the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University and clinical bioethicist at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Freedman, who died on March 20, 1997, was a prolific scholar in bioethics and was internationally renowned for his contributions to research ethics. He was the founder of the McGill Clinical Trials Research Group. His latest book, Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic, was published in 1999 by Routledge.
Mark A. Hall is professor of law and public health at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has recently completed an extensive study of health insurance market reforms in seven states. He is currently studying issues of trust in managed care settings.
Antoinette Krupski is research administrator in the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Olympia. She has managed a large number of studies in Washington State to examine the impact of substance abuse treatment on costs and client outcomes. The client groups she as studied include pregnant women, SSI recipients, clients with dual diagnoses, and clients committed involuntarily to treatment.
Trudo Lemmen is assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointments in the university’s Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology and Department of Psychiatry. His research and teaching focus on ethical and regulatory issues of medical research and of the new genetics. His latest research endeavors deal with justice in health care and the phenomenon of genetic anti-discrimination laws.
Thomas G. Rundall is professor of health policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary areas of research interest include managed care, hospital restructuring, integrated delivery systems, and health program and policy evaluation research. His recent publications include studies of hospital reengineering, community health agency coalitions, and health care delivery systems for persons with HIV/AIDS.
Kenneth Stark is director of the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Olympia, a position he has held for the past 12 years. He has been actively involved at both the federal and state levels in policy development and in research and evaluation within the field of substance abuse.
Thomas M. Wickizer is the Rohm and Haas Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and professor of health services at the School of Public Health of the University of Washington in Seattle. He is currently involved in a large multi-year project to design and evaluate a quality improvement system for occupational health care in Washington State. The goal of this project is to improve quality and health outcomes by changing provider incentives and clinical management processes. He continues to conduct research on utilization management and to perform economic analyses related to substance abuse treatment.
Elliot K. Wicks is a senior fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and senior consultant at Health Management Associates in Lansing, Michigan. An economist and policy researcher with 25 years of experience analyzing health policy, he specializes in issues related to health reform, cost containment, and the employer’s role in providing health insurance. He is currently involved in a project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a series of major papers that propose alternative comprehensive approaches to providing health coverage for the uninsured.
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