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Uwe Reinhardt, PhD    

Renowned Professor / Health Policy Expert

Uwe E. Reinhardt is a leading health policy expert and distinguished professor of economics and public affairs. He has taught at Princeton University since 1968, rising through the ranks from assistant professor of economics to his current position. Most recently, he was appointed by Governor John Corzine of New Jersey to chair the state health reform commission.

Reinhardt has served on government commissions and advisory boards, among them the Physician Payment Review Commission, the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Council on Health Care Technology of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Veterans Administration. Currently, he serves on the VA’s Special National Medical Advisory Commission.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, serving on its Governing Council from 1979 to 1982. He is past president and a Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Health Services Research who served on the Board for over a decade. He is also a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is president of the International Health Economics Association.

Reinhardt serves on the Joint Commission Roundtable of the Hospital of the Future, and the Task Force on Pay-For-Performance of the American Medical Group Association. He has also served on the External Advisory Panel for Health, Nutrition and Population of The World Bank, and is a trustee of both Duke University and the Duke University Health System. Professor Reinhardt is a senior associate of the University of Cambridge, England. A member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, he also serves as the chair of the Commonwealth Fund’s International Program in Health Policy and Practice. 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 and also serves on the board of directors of Triad Hospitals Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation.

Reinhardt has been or is a member of numerous editorial boards, among them The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, the Journal of Health economics, and the Milbank Memorial Quarterly.

Speech Topics

The Economics of Healthcare

Providing Access to Health Care and Controlling its Costs

What percentage of its GNP should a nation spend on health care?

The West German Health Care System

Does spending on health care impair the international competitiveness of American business?

The New Economics of Healthcare: The Danger and Opportunities We Face


Renowned Health Care Economist Speaks on Costs and Reform at Free Public Forum

Princeton University's Uwe E. Reinhardt will speak on "A Community Call to Action” on Nov. 19 in the UAlbany Performing Arts Center.

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