40th Annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture


Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Medicine and of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

April 14, 2008

About the Speaker:

Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, is associate professor of social medicine and of health policy and administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the UNC Department of Political Science.

Dr. Oberlander is author of The Political Life of Medicare (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and co-editor of a three-volume series (The Social Medicine Reader, 2nd ed.) published by Duke University Press in 2005. His research interests include Medicare, health politics, health care reform both nationally and at the state level, and American public policy.

Before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Oberlander was Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Scholar in health policy at the University of California-Berkeley and a Research Fellow in governmental studies at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in political science from Yale University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Oberlander currently has a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Fellowship in Bioethics and in 2003 and 2004 received Teaching Excellence Awards from the UNC School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the 2006 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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