Health Policy

David Blumenthal

David Blumenthal is the President of The Commonwealth Fund in New York. Until 2012, Dr. Blumenthal was the Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners HealthCare. He is also the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and physician at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System in Boston and professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was senior vice president at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. From March 2009 until April 2011, Dr.

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence D. Brown is professor of health policy and management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. A political scientist, he received a Ph.D. in Government at Harvard University in 1973. After positions at Harvard, the Brookings Institution, and the University of Michigan, in 1988 he came to Columbia, where he chaired the Department of Health Policy and Management for ten years and the university's Public Policy Consortium for three years.

Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson is co-director of Project THRIVE at NCCP and has been a leader in MCH policy developments for more than 20 years. Since 1998, she has been president of the Johnson Consulting Group, which provides policy research, process facilitation, and case studies on child health policy and financing issues. She is a widely sought after consultant at both the state level and at the national level across a wide array of issues from oral health to fetal alcohol guidelines to a review of state approaches to the oversight of integrated health systems and managed care.

Miriam Laugesen

Miriam Laugesen is assistant professor in the department of health policy and management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Previously she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Dr. Laugesen completed post-doctoral training in the RAND-UCLA Health Services Training Program and received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Melbourne. She holds an M.A. in political science from Washington University, where she was a Fulbright scholar, and a B.A.

Victor Rodwin

Victor G. Rodwin, professor of health policy and management at NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and co-director (with Michael K. Gusmano) of the World Cities Project. He teaches courses on community health and medical care, comparative analysis of health care systems and international perspectives on health care reform. Professor Rodwins' RWJF Investigator Award on "Health and Megacities: A Neglected Dimension of U.S.

Alexandra Minna Stern

Alexandra Minna Stern is Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Culture, and History, and is a core faculty member in the programs in Latina/o Studies, Science, Technology, and Society, and Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice. Professor Stern's research has focused on both the history of the uses and misuses of genetics and the history of infectious diseases.