Executive Board Member, Advanced Leadership Initiative
John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Arnold M. Epstein, M.D., M.A., is the John H. Foster Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Dr. Epstein's research interests focus on quality of care and access to care. He has published extensively on these and other topics. His book, Falling Through the Safety Net, Insurance Status and Access to Health Care, won the Kulp Wright Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association in 1994 for the best new book on life and health insurance.
During 1993-1994, Dr. Epstein worked in the White House where he had staff responsibility for policy issues related to the health care delivery system, especially quality management. He was Vice Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Developing a National Report on Health Care Quality, and Co-Chair of the Performance Measurement Coordinating Committee of the Joint Commission, the National Committee on Quality Assurance and the American Medical Association. He has served on several editorial boards including Health Services Research, American Journal of Medicine, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Professors. He is currently Associate Editor for Health Policy at the New England Journal of Medicine and a member of the Institute of Medicine.