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Dr. Bruce Vladeck Named the Lorraine and Ralph Lubin Visiting Professor of Public Health (Oct. 27)

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Dr. Bruce Vladeck
Dr. Bruce Vladeck
Dr. Bruce Vladeck, a nationally recognized health and public-policy expert, has been named the 2004 Ralph and Lorraine Lubin Distinguished Visiting Professor by the Department of Public Health. Dr. Vladeck will present his lecture, "Health Care and the American Political System," at the David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium on Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. in A-250. He will also be on campus for a series of meetings with faculty, students and residents.

Dr. Vladeck has had a distinguished career in health-care policy and research, having served as former president of The United Hospital Fund and former head of the Health Care Financing Commission (now known as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), as assistant commissioner for health planning for the New Jersey State Department of Health, and with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He currently holds a faculty appointment as professor of health policy and geriatrics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Vladeck has published scores of books, monographs and articles on health and social policy issues, including health-care cost containment, Medicare policy and nursing-home care services. Numerous honors in recognition of his achievements include the Edward J. Henderson Award from the American Geriatrics Society, the President's Award from the American Society on Aging, and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of State Health Data Organizations.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Vladeck holds a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Michigan.

The Lorraine and Ralph Lubin Visiting Professorship in Public Health was established by a gift from Dr. Madelon Lubin Finkel, professor of clinical public health, in memory of her parents. Funds from the professorship support an annual lecture by a prominent speaker on significant public health policy.

Mark Your Calendar:

David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium
Dr. Bruce Vladeck
The Lorraine and Ralph Lubin Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Health

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: A-250

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