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Lawrence D. Brown, a professor of public health at Columbia University in New York City, studies the politics of health policy, especially in the area of health reform, at the national and state levels of government in the United States and other comparable Western societies.
Rebecca Dresser is a professor in the School of Law and the Program for the Humanities in Medicine, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis. She teaches courses on biomedical research ethics and policy to students of law and medical and is writing a book about the public’s role in determining and implementing biomedical research policies.
Neal Halfon is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and the Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, at the University of California-Los Angeles. He is also director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities. Dr. Halfon has a number of research interests: the prevalence of chronic conditions and their impact on children; access to care for the poor, children, and families; and the design of integrated service delivery to meet children’s unique health care needs.
Moira Inkelas is a doctoral fellow at the Rand Graduate School in Santa Monica, California. She is studying the policy of financing health care for vulnerable populations and the impact of managed care incentives on access, costs, and quality of care for children with special health needs.
Wayne Katon is the director of the Division of Health Services and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical School, St. Louis. Dr. Katon is conducting research on ways to improve the recognition and treatment of mental disorders in primary care and the impact of depression on patients with chronic medical illness.
Jeanne Miranda is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. She is conducting research on the treatment of psychiatric disorders in disadvantaged populations.
Paul W. Newacheck is a professor of health policy and pediatrics at the Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Pediatrics, University of California-San Francisco. His research interests extend to the financing of children’s health care and the epidemiology of childhood illness, and he is currently studying trends in childhood disability.
Michael S. Sparer is an associate professor at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City. He studies and writes about the politics of health care, particularly the role of states and localities in the American health care system. He has written numerous articles and is the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, published in 1996.
Mark Sullivan is an associate professor of psychiatry and adjunct associate professor of medical history and ethics at the University of Washington, St. Louis. Dr. Sullivan’s research takes place at the intersection of psychiatry and medicine, enabling him to examine how depression and chronic medical illness interact to affect symptoms, disability, and quality of life.
Jürgen Unützer is an assistant professor in residence at the Center for Health Services Research, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Unützer has been an investigator in a number of large clinical trials designed to improve care for depression in general medical settings, particularly depression in late life.
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Volume 77, Issue 2 (pages 275–276) DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00134 Published in 1999
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