Health Services Research

George Wright

Building on a master's degree and further graduate work in Middle Eastern Area Studies, George Wright received a Ph.D. in economic development from the University of Michigan, with a dissertation on the regional dynamics of growth in Iran. He subsequently moved into health economics and worked in private sector research. Dr. Wright was a senior health economist at SysteMetrics and then at Mathematica Policy Research, where he directed numerous studies and program evaluations for the Federal government involving rural health care.

Ed Yelin

Dr. Yelin is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at UCSF and has been on the faculty since 1980.  His research has emphasized health policy issues related to chronic disease, including the causes and consequences of work disability, the role of changes in the health care system in access to care, and the sources of disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status in outcomes of severe autoimmune diseases.  His research has been continuously funded by NIH and AHRQ since 1980.