Recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on health care economics, Uwe Reinhardt, 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.
Professor Reinhardt has served on a number of governmental committees and commissions, including the National Council on Health Care Technology of the then U.S. Department of Health and Welfare (1972-82) 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, established by Congress to be advised on issues related to the payment of physicians. In 1978, Professor Reinhardt 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 Institute's Committee on Technical Innovation in Medicine and on the Committee on the Implications of a Physician Surplus. During 1987-90, Professor Reinhardt was a member of the National Leadership Commission on Health Care, a private sector initiative established to develop options for health care reform and he continues to serve on that body's successor, the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care, co-chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford. He is past president of the Association of Health Services Research on whose board he still serves. He is also past president of the Foundation for Health Services Research. He serves as a trustee of the Duke University Health System.Although Professor Reinhardt's research interests have centered mainly on health economics and policy, his work has also included topics in corporation finance, including benefit-cost analyses of the Lockheed L-1011 Tri Star and the Space Shuttle.
Currently, Professor Reinhardt is a member of the Council on the Economic Impact of Health Reform. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the National Institute of Health-Care Management, a Washington based think tank devoted to issues in managed care.
Reinhardt was or is a member of numerous editorial boards, among them The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Quarterly, and Health Affairs.
A frequent commentator in the media, Reinhardt is an enlighting and informative presenter whose topics include future of physicians, containment of health costs, and other health care and economic issues.
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