Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

Edward D. Berkowitz is professor of history at George Washington University. He is the author or coauthor of several books and monographs on disability policy, including Permanent Disability Benefits in Workers’ Compensation and Disabled Policy: America’s Programs for the Handicapped. Dr. Berkowitz also works on the history of the welfare state, and is at present completing a book on American social welfare policy.

Richard V. Burkhauser is professor of economics and senior fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University. He is the author or coauthor of a number of monographs and books on cross-national comparisons and domestic analyses of disability policies. Dr. Burkhauser has cowritten the forthcoming monograph Work and Retirement in America: How the Modern Retirement System Influences Work across Life.

Thomas N. Chirikos is professor of health policy and management at the College of Public Health, University of South Florida. His primary field of work is the economics of health and medical care, with a particular interest in disability prevalence and disability trends. Most recently, Dr. Chirikos was the coauthor of an article on the work capacity of older men and age eligibility for Medicare benefits.

Daniel M. Fox is professor of humanities in medicine and director of the Center for Assessing Health Services at Stony Brook. His professional interests include analysis of health and social policy and the history of medicine in the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Fox is the author of several articles on the relations between changing epidemiology and health policy in the twentieth century.

Petri Hirvonen is a political economist in the special collaborative program Microanalytic Foundations of Social Policy at the University of Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany. Professor Hirvonen’s other fields of study include poverty among the aged, analyses of social security, and income distribution patterns; he has also completed a study of marital status’s influence on old age income.

Kenneth G. Manton is research professor in the Center for Demographic Studies at Duke University, and medical research professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is the author or coauthor of numerous analyses of epidemiological change among the elderly. Among Dr. Manton’s other fields of work are theoretical models of human aging and mortality, long-term care, and health forecasting.

Gerald Markowitz is professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. He and Professor David Rosner are the coeditors of Slaves of the Depression, Workers’ Letters about Life on the Job, and the coauthors of numerous scholarly articles on the history of occupational safety and health, and the history of labor.

James C. Robinson is assistant professor of health economics at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. He currently conducts cost-benefit and other analyses of occupational and environmental health policy. Dr. Robinson recently was the coauthor of a study of competition, regulation, and hospital costs for the years from 1982 to 1986. The Association for Health Services Research presented him in 1989 with its Young Investigator Award.

David Rosner is professor of history at Bernard M. Baruch College, The City University of New York. He and Professor Gerald Markowitz are the coeditors of Dying for Work, Workers’ Safety and Health in Twentieth Century America. Professor Rosner’s other scholarly interests besides occupational health and safety center on the history of medicine, hospitals, and public health.

Glenn M. Shor is program coordinator of the Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program in the California Department of Health Services. Within the field of occupational health, Mr. Shor’s interests focus on workers’ compensation and the issue of worker notification. He recently published a study, “Workers’ Compensation and AIDS: Adaptation to New Occupational Diseases.”

David P. Willis is editor of the Milbank Quarterly, and vice president of the Milbank Memorial Fund.

Edward Yelin is associate adjunct professor of medicine and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author or coauthor of numerous studies of work disability from epidemiological and sociomedical perspectives. Dr. Yelin’s other related professional interests include chronic disease and aging, and assessments of disability policy.

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Volume 67, Issue S2 (pages 255–256)
Published in 1989