Contributors to the Harvard Health Policy Review are recognized experts in their field. Because each issue of our journal highlights a particular health care issue, the Harvard Health Policy Review attracts contributors who share each other’s interest in particular policy problems but whose experiences and expertise differ considerably. Our authors are drawn from academia, medicine, and government. While some have academic training in fields like sociology and economics, others draw upon their clinical experience in medical, nursing, or pharmacy practice.


Past authors have included:

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, Director of the Institute for Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, President and C.E.O of the Institute for Health Care Improvement.

Harry Cain, PhD, former Executive Vice President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago.

Paul Farmer, MD, Founding Director of Partners in Health.

Bruce Vladeck, PhD, Director of the Institute for Medicare Practice and former Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration.

Past interviewees have included:

Susan J. Blumenthal, MD, MPA, US Assistant Surgeon General, Rear Admiral and Senior Medical Advisor in US Department of Health and Human Services.

Steven Hyman, MD, Provost of Harvard University and Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.

Marc B. McClellan, MD, PhD, former FDA Commissioner.

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