Michael Sparer

Michael Sparer

Professor
Chair, Health Policy & Management
Health Policy and Management

Office/Address:

722 West 168 St 4th Fl, Rm 428 New York NY 10032
Phone:
212-305-5611
Fax:
212-305-3405
Email:

Biography

Michael S. Sparer, PhD, JD, studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy, both in the U.S. and abroad. His current projects include a review and analysis of lessons learned from thirty years of Medicaid managed care programs, a book funded by the RWJ Investigator Program, which examines how American Federalism influenced the politics and substance of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and a comparison of inter-governmental health politics in the U.S. and the UK. He is a two-time winner of the Mailman School's Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation. After leaving the practice of law, he obtained a PhD in Political Science from Brandeis University. Professor Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Topics

Education

PhD, 1992, Brandeis University
JD, 1980, Rutgers University School of Law (Newark)

Editorial Boards

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Additional Affiliations

Member, National Advisory Committee, RWJ Synthesis Program
Editor, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Member, National Academy of Social Insurance
Member, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy

Honors & Awards

RWJ Health Policy Investigator Award, 2003

Areas of Expertise

Healthcare Providers, Employee Benefits, Healthcare Policy, State and Local Reform Models
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