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Uwe E. Reinhardt, a native of Germany, has taught at Princeton University since 1968, rising through the ranks from assistant professor of economics to his current positions, teaching 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 received the bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, when he was also awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal as most distinguished graduate of his class. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1970; his doctoral dissertation was entitled Physician Productivity and the Demand for Health Manpower. He is the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, and from the College of Optometry of the State University of New York. In 1998, the Columbia University School of Nursing honored him with the Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care. In 2000, Uwe Reinhardt was elected as a senior associate of the University of Cambridge, England.
Uwe Reinhardt has served on a number of government committees and commissions, among them the National Council on Health Care Technology of the U.S. Department of Health and Welfare and the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Veterans Administration. He served three consecutive three-year terms as a Commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC, now MedPAC), established in 1986 by the Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians. In 1999, Dr. Reinhardt was appointed to the National Advisory Council (NAC) for Health Care Policy, Research and Evaluation for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, formerly AHCPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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. At the Institute, he has served on a number of study panels, among them the Committee on the Implications of For-Profit Medicine, a study panel on dental care in the United States, a panel on the nursing shortage, the Institute's Committee on Technical Innovation in Medicine and on the Committee on the Implications of a Physician Surplus. He is past president and a Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Health Services Research on whose board he served for over a decade.
\n Professor Reinhardt is a member of the Council on the Economic Impact of Health Reform, a privately funded group of health experts established to track the economic impact of the revolution in health-care delivery and cost control. He is on the Board of Advisors of the National Institute of Health-Care Management, a Washington-based think tank devoted to issues in managed care. In 1997 he was appointed to the External Advisory Panel for Health, Nutrition and Population of The World Bank, an expert panel that advises The World Bank on its far-flung activities in these areas. Since 1997 Uwe Reinhardt has served on the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Health System and he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Duke University. In 1998, he was appointed as Commissioner of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Professor Reinnardt is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hambecgt and Quist Capital management, Inc.
Professor Reinhardt has been or is a member of numerous editorial boards, among them the Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Bank Quarterly, Health Affairs, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association.
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