About the Author
Anthony R. Kovner, PhD, is Professor of Health Policy
at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, in New York City. He is trained in organizational behavior, health services management, and social and economic development. Dr. Kovner is an experienced health care manager, having served as CEO of a community hospital, senior health care consultant for a large union, manager of a group practice, of a nursing home, and of a large neighborhood health center. He is a board member of the Lutheran Health Care and of Health Plus, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is author or editor of 9 books and 43 journal articles and 24 case studies. Dr. Kovner was the fourth recipient, in 1999, of the Gary L. Filerman prize for Educational leadership, from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
James R. Knickman, PhD, is the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Health Foundation, a private philanthropy established with resources from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's conversion from a non-profit to a for-profit corporation. Prior to joining NYSHealth, Dr. Knickman was Vice President of Research and Evaluation at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in Princeton, New Jersey. He serves on a wide range of advisory boards, including as chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is a past board member of AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. He has published extensively and currently is an editorial board member for The Milbank Quarterly and Inquiry