Michael Gusmano joined The Hastings Center as a Research Scholar in January 2010. He also holds adjunct appointments at Columbia and Yale universities. At the Hastings Center, Gusmano investigates health care equity in the U.S. and other countries. He is also developing a project with fellow Hastings Center scholar Nancy Berlinger that examines the ethical and policy dimensions of care for patients with chronic cancer.
Gusmano has published widely in the areas of health policy, aging, and comparative welfare state analysis – including his book with Colleen Grogan, Healthy Voices/Unhealthy Silence: Advocating for Poor People’s Health (Georgetown University Press, 2007). He is the codirector of the World Cities Project (WCP) - the first effort to compare the performance of health, social and long-term care systems in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo - the four largest cities among the wealthy nations of the world.
He holds a Ph.D in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park and a master's degree in public policy from the State University of New York at Albany. He was also post-doctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy program at Yale University. He is a member of the Gerontological Society of American and the American Political Science Association (APSA) and serves as the secretary of APSA’s Organized Section on Health Politics and Policy. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and is a frequent reviewer for many journals in the field of health policy and politics.