John Iglehart, founding editor of the journal Health Affairs, will
step down from the publications top spot on Sept. 4. James Robinson, the
Kaiser Permanente Distinguished Professor of Health Economics at the
University of California at Berkeley and a Health Affairs
contributing editor, will become the journals next editor-in-chief.
Iglehart, who will remain with the journal in an emeritus capacity,
stewarded the publication on its way to becoming what the Washington
Post has called the bible of health policy. He is an elected member
of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance
and recently received a Special Life Achievement Award from his alma
mater, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Before founding Health Affairs, Iglehart was a vice president of
the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and editor-in-chief at the National
Journal. Since 1981, he has served as a national correspondent for
the New England Journal of Medicine.
At Berkeley, Robinson chairs the schools health policy and management
department, where he also teaches courses on health technology policy,
the assessment of clinical and economic value and the payment mechanisms
across the healthcare sector. -- by href="mailto:[email protected]">Matthew DoBias
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