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Rossiter to direct Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy

RossiterLouis F. Rossiter has been named director of the Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy, a division of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy.

Rossiter is a prominent health economist. He serves as research professor and as director of research for the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, of which William and Mary is a partner. Rossiter taught health economics in graduate programs at the Medical College of Virginia for 18 years and was the founding director of the David G. Williamson, Jr. Institute for Health Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources and, during the first Bush administration, was the deputy for policy to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“With Lou's leadership and the generous support of Cliff Schroeder, we look forward to establishing the Schroeder Center as a national player in healthcare research," said Eric Jensen, director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy.

Rossiter has published more than 50 articles, edited 14 books and published Medicare Managed Care in 2001. He has served on numerous federal and state technical advisory panels and has been a consultant to a variety of prestigious non-profit and for-profit corporations, including the National Pharmaceutical Council. He currently serves on the boards of four Virginia health-care companies. He is also on the board of AcademyHealth, the national association for health services researchers, policy analysts and practitioners.

Established in 2003, the Schroeder Center is part of the college’s Center for Public Policy Research. It is dedicated to provide a full range of research, education and service to improve the financing and delivery of medical services. The Schroeder Center services public health agencies and private health organizations, utilizing the College’s significant expertise in public policy, government, economics, law and other fields.

For additional information contact the Schroeder Center at (757) 221-1913.