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James Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT)
William Dow, Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Economics at Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and head of the Division of Health Policy and Management
Stephen Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business, and dean of the School of Public Health
Robinson is Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT). His professional activities include his roles as senior director for medical technology at the Integrated Healthcare Association, contributing editor for the journal Health Affairs, and keynote speaker for conferences, policy roundtables, and board meetings. At Berkeley, Robinson teaches health policy and economics, focusing on the biotechnology, medical device, insurance, physician, and hospital sectors.
Dow is Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Economics at Berkeley’s School of Public Health, where he is head of the Division of Health Policy and Management. He is also associate director of the Berkeley Population Center and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. Dow’s research analyzes economic aspects of health insurance, health behaviors, and health and demographic outcomes. He has worked with both Democratic and Republican groups on health sector reform proposals at the federal, state, and local levels.
Shortell has served as Principal Investigator on the National Surveys of Physician Organizations (NSPO 1, 2, and 3). His particular expertise is in conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing organizational factors that are associated with physician organization and health system performance. His nearly 300 peer-reviewed papers have appeared in a wide variety of organizational and health services/health policy research journals, and he is the author or co-author of ten books.