Michael K. Gusmano
Michael Gusmano investigates health care equity in the U.S. and other countries. His research and publications have focused on health policy, aging, and comparative welfare state analysis. He is the codirector of the World Cities Project, 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. In addition to being a research scholar at The Hastings Center, he is a professor and associate dean for academic programs in the College of Health at Lehigh University. He has authored four books and more than 100 scholarly articles. He is frequently interviewed by reporters about health policy issues.
Dr. Gusmano is an investigator on The Role of Values in Impact Assessment and Care Transitions in Aging Societies, a Singapore-based project that is producing an online casebook that focuses on ethical challenges of caring for people in an aging society. He is codirector of the Undocumented Patients project, concerned with finding ways to improve access to health care for undocumented immigrants. He serves on public policy initiatives related to his research, including the Bioethics Steering Committee of the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy Initiative on Access to Health Care in Saharan Africa (2015-present) and the New York City Mayor’s Task Force on Immigration (2014-2015).
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 post-doctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy program at Yale University.
In the Media
Stat News on Donald Trump’s proposed health care plan for immigrants
Modern Healthcare on the controversy over vaccination
CBS Atlanta on vaccination and the measles outbreak
Politico on undocumented immigrants’ access to health care
U.S. News on Americans’ distrust of the medical profession
Michael K. Gusmano, Victor G. Rodwin, and Daniel Weisz, Health Care in World Cities: New York, London and Paris, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Carol M. Grogan and Michael K. Gusmano, Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence: Advocating for Poor Peoples’ Health, Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Victor G. Rodwin and Michael K. Gusmano, Growing Older in World Cities:New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.
Selected Scholarly Publications
Mildred Z. Solomon, Michael K. Gusmano, and Karen J. Maschke, “The Ethical Imperative and Moral Challenges of Engaging Patients and the Public with Evidence,” Health Affairs, April 2016.
Michael K. Gusmano and Frank J. Thompson, “An Examination of Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Initiatives Underway in Six States,” Health Affairs, July, 2015.
Michael K. Gusmano, Victor G. Rodwin, and Daniel Weisz, “Cities and Health: A Response to the Recent Commentaries,” International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 2015; 149.
Michael K. Gusmano, “Review of Financing Medicaid: Federalism and the Growth of America’s Health Care Safety Net by Shanna Rose,” Perspectives on Politics, 2015; 13(2): 46-48.
Posts by Michael K. Gusmano
- Bioethics Forum Essay
Singapore Case Notes: In the Community, Who is Ethics Education For?Read the PostBioethics Forum EssayFor previous posts on the Singapore Casebook project, a collaboration among the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, The Hastings Center, and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, see here and here .The first edition of this public, web-based casebook, “Maki...Read the Post
- Bioethics Forum Essay
Hobby Lobby Decision Likely to Increase Health Care InequityRead the PostBioethics Forum EssayThe Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al., could undermine a central goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): to expand access to health care by creating a system in which access to health care is ...Read the Post
- Hastings Center News
Ethics and Pandemic Policies: Democracy in CrisisRead the PostHastings Center NewsEthics guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic has been valuable in informing some health policies and practices, such as oversight of research and crisis standards of care. But it has been less effective in addressing broader questions about how we should live together in this and future pandemics. A...Read the Post
Democracy in CrisisRead the Post
Delivering in Another Tumultuous YearRead the Post
2021 Center HighlightsRead the Post
- Hastings Center News
Ethical and Policy Guidance for Translational Xenotransplantation Clinical TrialsRead the PostHastings Center NewsXenotransplantation is a novel experimental treatment that involves transplanting organs from nonhuman animals into humans to reduce the organ shortage—a public health problem. A new four-year research study, supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the Nationa...Read the Post
Ethical and Policy Guidance for Translational Xenotransplantation Clinical TrialsRead the Post
Short Course on Public Deliberation and Gene Editing in the WildRead the Post
End of Life Care in France and the US with Hastings Center Scholar Michael GusmanoRead the Post
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