Uwe E. Reinhardt is a leading health policy expert and distinguished professor of economics and public affairs. He has taught at Princeton University since 1968, rising through the ranks from assistant professor of economics to his current position. Most recently, he was appointed by Governor John Corzine of New Jersey to chair the state health reform commission. A highly sought after speaker on healthcare systems and health reform, Dr. Reinhardt is known for his informative and insightful presentations laced with his wry humor.
Reinhardt has served on government commissions and advisory boards, among them the Physician Payment Review Commission, the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Council on Health Care Technology of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Veterans Administration. Currently, he serves on the VA’s Special National Medical Advisory Commission.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, serving on its Governing Council from 1979 to 1982. He is past president and a Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Health Services Research who served on the Board for over a decade. He is also a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is president of the International Health Economics Association.
Reinhardt serves on the Joint Commission Roundtable of the Hospital of the Future, and the Task Force on Pay-For-Performance of the American Medical Group Association. He has also served on the External Advisory Panel for Health, Nutrition and Population of The World Bank, and is a trustee of both Duke University and the Duke University Health System. Professor Reinhardt is a senior associate of the University of Cambridge, England. A member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, he also serves as the chair of the Commonwealth Fund’s International Program in Health Policy and Practice. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the National institute of Health Care Management, a Washington-based think tank devoted to issues in managed care and also serves on the board of directors of Triad Hospitals Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation.
Reinhardt has been or is a member of numerous editorial boards, among them The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, the Journal of Health economics, and the Milbank Memorial Quarterly.
"I have to say that Uwe Reinhardt was amazing. He created some of his PowerPoint content on the fly and customized certain jokes for our audience. He had a really different take on the same content, and his perspective as an optimist was SO refreshing -- plus he’s hilarious!"