Notes on Contributors

John P. Bunker is visiting professor at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and at University College in London. He is also professor emeritus at Stanford University. Dr. Bunker’s primary areas of interest are technology assessment, information systems for patients and physicians, the quality of medical care, and the philosophy of science.

Carroll L. Estes is director of the Institute for Health and Aging and a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, at the University of California, San Francisco. She is currently working on three projects having to do with community mental health and the elderly, community-based long-term care for the postacute and chronically ill elderly, and uncertified/unlicensed home care. Ms. Estes’ primary interests are health and aging policy, political and medical sociology, and the sociology of aging.

Howard S. Frazier is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Frazier’s research interests include the assessment of medical technology and the development of nonintrusive, less costly ways to measure the quality of ambulatory care. He is examining the effects, as well, of providing this information to individuals or organizations.

Mark A. Hall is professor of law and public health at the Wake Forest School of Law and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston- Salem, North Carolina. His primary research interests center on economic and regulatory aspects of health care law and public policy. Mr. Hall has been conducting an extensive inquiry into the subject of the law, ethics, and economics of health care rationing.

Gerald F. Kominski is assistant professor at the School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, and resident consultant at RAND, Santa Monica, California. Mr. Kominski’s research topics include the impact of hospital and physician payment policies on costs and utilization and on mechanisms for containing costs under health care reform.

M. Susan Marquis is senior economist at RAND in Washington, DC. She is examining consumer and provider responses to changes in health care financing and issues in the design and choice of health insurance plans.

David Mechanic is Rene Dubos Professor of Behavioral Sciences and director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is examining national health care policy, the organization and financing of mental health care, and the behavioral aspects of health. Mr. Mechanic is a frequent contributor to the Milbank Quarterly.

Frederick Mosteller is the Roger I. Lee Professor of Mathematical Statistics, Emeritus, and director of the Technology Assessment Group at the School of Public Health, Harvard University. He is interested in theoretical and applied statistics in health, medicine, social sciences, and sports. Recent publications focus on meta-analyses of procedures in health and medicine and exploratory analysis of variance.

John Mullahy is associate professor of economics at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut; a university fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington, DC; and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York. He is interested in the economic aspects of substance abuse and preventive health care and in applied econometric methodology. His recent work has centered on the labor market aspects of problem drinking, and he has written several articles on this topic.

James C. Robinson is associate professor of health economics and policy, School of Public Health, and director of the Environmental Health Policy Program, University of California at Berkeley. He is interested in the application of institutional economic theory to organizational and contractual relations in health care, particularly with respect to hospitals, physicians, and purchasers.

Jody L. Sindelar is associate professor of economics at Yale University School of Public Health. She has done research in a variety of topics in health economics: gender difference in demand for medical care, preferred provider organizations, antitrust and health care, and health finance and insurance. She is currently examining the economics of substance abuse.

James H. Swan is associate professor, Department of Health Science, Wichita State University, Kansas. He is currently working on a project for the University of California at San Francisco that involves collecting and analyzing data on Medicaid reimbursement to long-term-care providers. Mr. Swan’s primary interests are long-term-care policy, services for the chronically ill, medical sociology, and research methodology.

Michael J. Yedidia is associate professor in the health research program at the Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, New York City. Among his topics of research are access to care among low-income and other vulnerable populations, the impact of social factors on the content of care, determinants of physicians’ responses to AIDS, physician training and socialization, patient decision making, and health personnel policy.

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Volume 72, Issue 2 (pages 377–379)
Published in 1994