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Jonathan Engel

Jonathan EngelJonathan Engel conducts research in the historical evolution of U.S. health and social welfare policy. He is a professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

and has taught courses in healthcare policy, comparative international health systems, and healthcare finance.

– Healthcare planning and financing
– Social welfare policy
– Healthcare reform

Engel is a published author and has written the following books: Doctors and Reformers: Discussion and Debate on Health Policy, 1925-1950 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002); Poor People’s Medicine: Medicaid and U.S. Charity Care Since 1965, (Duke University Press, 2006); The Epidemic: A History of AIDS, (Smithsonian Books, 2006); and American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States, (Gotham Books of Penguin/Putnam, 2008). He is currently writing a history of the U.S. health system since 1970.

He is also a member of the American Historical Association, American Association for the History of Medicine and the Association for Public Policy and Management.

Engel received his bachelor’s degree in History and Science from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management with a concentration in accounting and information systems and his Ph.D. from Yale University in History of Medicine and Science.

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