Michael K. Gusmano, PhD

Hastings Center, Garrison, NY; School of Public Health, Rutgers University, Piscataway Township, NJ, USA

Dr. 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 an associate professor of health policy at Rutgers University School of Public Health, where he serves as the Director of the Health Systems and Policy Concentration and the Director of the Doctoral Program. He has authored five books and more than 100 scholarly articles. He is frequently interviewed by reporters about health policy issues.

Dr. Gusmano is a Principle Investigator on the “Public Deliberations on Gene Editing in the Wild” project funded by the National Science Foundation (Award Number 1827935). 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.

Terms of Appointment: December 2018 - November 2020