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Baruch College Offers Expertise on Health Care Policy
Shoshanna Sofaer is a Professor and the Robert P. Luciano Chair of Health Care Policy with the School of Public Affairs. She teaches courses in the health care policy track, including Community Based Health Planning, Health Policy, and Evaluation of Health Care Policies and Programs.
She is available to comment on the following topics within the general fields of health care delivery and health policy
— Engaging patients and members of the public in health policy decision making and health care
— Measuring health care quality (from a patient-centered perspective)
— Reporting to the public on comparative health care quality and cost
— Comparative research and cost effectiveness analysis
— Medicare; health care for seniors and people with disabilities
— Private health insurance, including managed care
Prior to joining Baruch, Sofaer held academic positions at the George Washington University Medical Center and the UCLA School of Public Health.
Sofaer work has been published by the Health Affairs, Medical Care Research & Review, Health Policy, Health Services Research, the Annual Review of Public Health and the American Journal of Public Health.
Sofaer has been a member of several Committees of the Institute of Medicine, including the Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, and is on the Methods Council of Academy Health. She has worked with and received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund and several others. She has advised the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation, The Century Foundation, and serves as an adviser or consultant to many other research organizations and projects.
Sofaer received her A.B. in Government from Barnard College, Columbia University and her M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degrees at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, specializing in health planning, policy and management.