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September 2011 (Volume 89)
Jeffrey A. Alexander is the Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He also holds positions as professor of organizational behavior and human resources management at the Ross School of Business, and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research. His teaching and research interests focus on organizational change in the health care sector, multi-institutional systems, governance, and physician participation in institutional management and policymaking. His recent publications have appeared in Health Services Research, The Milbank Quarterly, Medical Care Research and Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. He is the former editor of Medical Care Research and Review. Alexander holds a PhD.
Grace Arnold is a candidate for a master’s degree in public health and a research assistant in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University. She previously conducted clinical research at Oregon Health and Science University. Arnold has an undergraduate degree in biology from Macalester College.
Genna R. Cohen is pursuing a doctorate in organization studies through the Health Services Organization and Policy Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has a bachelor’s degree in science in education and social policy from Northwestern University and worked at the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC before beginning her graduate degree. Her main research interests are the organization of physician group practices and health care providers’ use of information technology.
Julie E. Fischer leads the Stimson Center’s Global Health Security Program, which explores the tools, policies, programs, and partnerships that strengthen global capabilities for disease detection and response. Fischer holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology from Vanderbilt University.
Daniel M. Fox, president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund, is an author of books and articles on health policy and politics and an adviser to public officials, leaders of provider systems of health and long-term care, research organizations, publishers, and foundations. Fox has been publishing regularly for half a century. His most recent book is The Convergence of Science and Governance: Research, Health Policy, and American States (University of California Press 2010).
Lee A. Green is professor of family medicine and director of the Great Lakes Research into Practice Network at the University of Michigan. He is a practicing family physician and active health services researcher, focusing on applying theories and tools from the cognitive and organizational sciences to improve the capacity of primary care practices to manage transformational change. Green holds an MD and an MPH.
Rebecca Katz is an assistant professor of health policy and emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Her work focuses on public health preparedness, global health security, the International Health Regulations, and health diplomacy. Katz holds a PhD in public policy from Princeton University, a master’s degree in public health from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Swarthmore College.
Aaron S. Kesselheim is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on how basic and translational research intersects with patents and intellectual property law as well as Food and Drug Administration regulatory policies and other legal forces to shape drug development, the clinical use of medications, and drug costs and access. He serves as a primary care physician and is a patent attorney. His work is primarily supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (K08HS18465–01) and by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Kesselheim holds an MD, a JD, and an MPH.
Sarah Kornblet is a research fellow for the Stimson Center’s Global Health Security Program. Her research focuses on the International Health Regulations, health systems strengthening, global health diplomacy, and the intersection of public health and security. Kornblet has a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University, a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in political science from Emory University.
Christina R. Koster is a project manager at the University Health System Consortium, where she works with physician practices to improve revenue cycle performance and clinical operations. Koster graduated with a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in 2011. During her time at the University of Michigan, Koster engaged in research regarding the patient-centered medical home and physician quality initiatives.
Eric Lief joined the Stimson Center in March 2008, after two years as a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He previously served in a variety of U.S. government and United Nations (UN) capacities, most recently as a senior planning officer in the State Department’s Office of Strategic Planning, from 2003 to 2005. He was a senior advisor with the UN Joint Program on HIV/AIDS in Geneva from 2001 to 2003. A specialist in public and international assistance financing, he served on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff from 1999 to 2001, and on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Staff from 1991 to 1995. Lief has a BA from the University of Miami and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Miles Little is emeritus professor of surgery and founding director of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney. His work is largely devoted to exploring the values that sustain health care and medical practice. He has published extensively in the fields of medicine and its philosophy and sociology. Little holds an MD and MS, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Diane E. Meier is director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. She is also professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine, and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She is currently principal investigator of a National Cancer Institute–funded five-year multisite study on the outcomes of hospital palliative care services in cancer patients. Meier served as one of Columbia University’s Health and Aging Policy Fellows in Washington DC during the 2009–2010 academic year, working both on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Meier holds an MD.
Kathleen Montgomery is professor of the Graduate Division and emerita professor of organizations and management at the University of California, Riverside; and honorary associate of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney. Her research interests concern relationships between professions and organizations, issues of trust and integrity, and the experiences of seriously ill patients. Recent papers have appeared in Health Affairs, Social Science and Medicine, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Social Studies of Science, and elsewhere. Montgomery received a PhD in sociology from New York University.
Christopher G. Wise is an administrative director at the University of Michigan Health System, and the director of a statewide program entitled the “Lean for Clinical Redesign Collaborative Quality Initiative.” He has a longstanding interest in program development for population-based medical and disease management, care coordination and transitional care, and models of innovative clinical redesign. He is currently the primary investigator for two studies regarding patient-centered medical home implementation, and has peer-reviewed publications in the areas of clinical guidelines, the impact of the Medicare fee schedule, changing physician behavior, and the organizational structure of hospitals and health service organizations. Wise holds an MHSA and a PhD.
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Volume 89, Issue 3 (pages 524–527)
Published in 2011
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Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization