Professor Howard Greenwald, Visiting Fulbright Scholar

Katherine Thompson - 28 January 2014

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome Professor Howard Greenwald Ph.D. as its latest Visiting Fulbright Scholar. Professor Greenwald has arrived from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, and will be at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law through June 30, 2014. Professor Greenwald's Fulbright project is entitled, "Structure and Management of Canada's Health Care System".

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to study the details of health services in Alberta and throughout Canada," said Professor Howard Greenwald. "Health care providers and policymakers in the United States need to learn from Canada's achievements as well as its challenges."

Professor Greenwald Ph.D. is an accomplished scholar and is Professor, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California and Clinical Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington. His academic honors include National Woodrow Wilson Fellow; Special Honors, Committee on General Studies in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago; Special Career Fellow, University of California, Berkeley; and Dissertation Fellow, Manpower Administration, United States Department of Labor. Professor Greenwald has research interests in public policy, health services, evaluation research, public opinion, and organizational management. He has made major contributions to research on health care delivery and socioeconomic disparities in health status and treatment outcomes.

Professor Greenwald has served as director of USC's Health Services Administration Program, chairman of the Western Network for Education in Health Administration, director of the USC W.K. Kellogg Hispanic Leadership Program, member of the American Society for Public Administration's (ASPA) executive board in Sacramento, and commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. He consults widely for law enforcement agencies, health care providers, foundations, and community groups.

Recent books include: The United States Health Care System: Organization, Management, and Policy (Jossey-Bass, 2010, Organizations: Management Without Control (Sage, 2008), and Health For All: Making Community Collaboration Work (Health Administration Press, 2003). His book, Who Survives Cancer? (University of California Press, 1992), reports the results of a ten-year survival study. Earlier work includes articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (J-PART), Public Administration Review, Journal of the American Public Health Association, Milbankk Memorial Fund Quarterly, and a variety of medical journals. He has an extensive consulting practice in program evaluation, policing, and medical/legal issues.