Health Care Regulation in America  
   

About the Author

Robert I. Field, J.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor of Law
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

Professor of Health Management and Policy
Drexel University School of Public Health



Robert I. Field teaches law and public health at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also directs the joint program in law and public health at Drexel's law school and public health school. Formerly, he chaired the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is also a senior fellow of the Leonard David Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Wharton School.

Prof. Field previously served as director of planning and physician practice acquisitions for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, as a health care attorney for a major Philadelphia law firm, and as a member of the research staff of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Field's research and publications cover many areas of health care regulation, including managed care, pharmaceutical regulation, genetic screening, and health system structure. He speaks widely on health policy and health law topics and is frequently quoted in the press.

Prof. Field received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, magna cum laude, law degree from Columbia Law School, master's in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and doctorate in psychology from Boston Univeristy.

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Selected interviews and appearances:

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CNN.  Interview on the Ali Velshi Show on the effects of health reform.  To watch, please click here.

FOX-29 Philadelphia.  Interview on the components of health reform.  To watch, please click here.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia (NPR affiliate).  Guest on "Radio Times, an hour-long call-in program, to discuss the politics of health reform.  To listen, please click here.WHYY-FM, Philadelphia (NPR affiliate). Guest on "Radio Times", an hour-long call-in program, to discuss ethical and policy issues in health reform. To listen, please click here.

The New York Times, letter to the editor on health reform. To read the letter, please click here.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia (NPR affiliate). Expert for web chat on health reform. For a transcript, please click here.

WOR, New York. Guest on radio talk show to discuss health care cooperatives. To listen, please click here.

WPHT, Philadelphia. Panelist at town hall meeting on health reform. To listen, please click here.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia (NPR affiliate). Numerous interviews on health policy topics, including (please click topics below to listen):

Generic versions of biotechnology drugs

Lawsuits over prescription drugs

Off-label drug prescribing

Pharmaceutical prices

Chemical industry merger - background

Chemical industry merger - analysis

Closing of hospital maternity wards

Hospital profit margins

Science and Society (website on science, medicine, and the environment). Interview on health care regulation in American and health reform. For podcast, please click here.

CN8 (Comcast Cable Network). Interview on vaccine ethics and policy. To watch, please click here.

Wisconsin Public Radio. Guest on "At Issue with Ben Merens", an hour-long call-in program, to discuss health reform. To listen, please click here.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia (NPR affiliate). Guest on "Voices in the Family", an hour-long call-in program, to discuss Medicare prescription drug coverage. To listen, please click here.

The Wall Street Journal. Comments on genetic testing and personalized medicine. To read the article, please click here.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. Comments on health care cooperatives. To read the article, please click here. Comments on President Obama and health reform. To read the article, please click here. Comments on organ transplant programs. To read the article, please click here.

Forbes. Comments on the cost of health insurance. To read the article, please click here.

ABCNews.com. Comments on health reform. To read the article, please click here. Comments on rising health care costs. To read the article, please click here.

 

 

 
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