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    Uwe Reinhardt

    Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D.

    Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D., a native of Germany, has taught at Princeton University since 1968. He has taught courses in both micro- and macro-economic theory and policy, accounting for commercial, private non-profit and governmental enterprises, financial management for commercial and non-profit enterprises, and health economics and policy. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1964, when he was also awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal as Most Distinguished Graduate of his graduating class at the university. He received the Ph. D. in economics from Yale University in 1970. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, and from the College of Optometry of the State University of New York. In 1998, he was honored with the Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care by the Columbia University School of Nursing. In 2002, readers of Modern Healthcare, a widely read American trade journal devoted to health care, voted him among the top 10 most influential personality in American health policy.  In June of 2004, he was honored with the Distinguished Investigator Award by AcademyHealth, the national association of American health services researchers with over 2,000 members. In 1978 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, on whose Governing Council he served from 1979 to 1982. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA). In 2007, he was elected President of iHEA, for a two-year term.  He is Past President of the Association of Health Services Research (now AcademyHealth) on whose Board he served for over a decade. In 2000, he was elected a Distinguished Fellow  of that organization.

    Professor Reinhardt has served on a number of government committees and commissions, among them the National Council on Health Care Technology of the then U.S. Department of Health and Welfare (1979-82) and the Special Medical Advisory Group of the then Veterans Administration (1981-85). From 1986 to 1995 he served three consecutive three-year terms as a Commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC, now MedPAC), established in 1986 by the Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians. In 1999, Professor was appointed to the National Advisory Council (NAC) for Health Care Policy, Research and Evaluation for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, formerly AHCPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  He currently is a member of the Council on the Economic Impact of Health Reform. He is also on the Advisory Board of Advisors of the National Institute of Health-Care Management, a Washington-based think tank devoted to issues in managed care. In 2000, he was elected as a senior associate of the University of Cambridge, England. Since 1998 he has also chaired the Coordinating Committee of The Commonwealth Fund's International Program in Health Policy. Also in 1998, he was appointed as Commissioner of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. In 2006, the Governor of New Jersey appointed him Chair of the Commission to Rationalize Health Care Resources, which completed its final report in January 2008.

    Professor Reinhardt was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Boston Scientific, Inc., and Amerigroup, Inc.  He has also been or is a member of numerous editorial boards.


    HEALTH SPENDING AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET: Is Health Spending the Culprit? What’s There to Do?

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVIII: May 24, 2011


    Financing Health Services

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009


    Survival of the Fittest: What Is the Mission of the Teaching Hospitals?

    Presentation Date

    May 23, 2007

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