Rural Health Care

Ira Moscovice

Ira Moscovice, Mayo Professor of Public Health, is director of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health's (SPH) rural Health Reserch Center and head of its Division of Health Policy and Management. He has written extensively on issues related to rural health care and the use of health services research to improve health policy decision making in state government. Dr. Moscovice is one of the leading rural health services researchers in the nation and was the first recipient of the National Rural Health Association's Distinguished Researcher Award in 1992.

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.