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UMass health policy strategist featured in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellows program anniversary video
Chief Health Policy Strategist
Center for Health Policy and Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School

UMass Medical School’s Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, is featured in a video that was unveiled at the 40th anniversary celebration and reunion of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows Program in Washington, D.C., last month.

Himmelstein, professor of family medicine, and chief health policy strategist for UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research, talked about an Academic Medicine perspective column about university partnerships he co-authored with another Fellow, Andrew Bindman, MD, professor of medicine, health policy, epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco.

Advancing the University Mission Through Partnerships With State Medicaid Programs, published in November 2013, said that universities can assist state Medicaid programs by offering expertise in areas such as medicine, law, nursing, public health and economics.

Himmelstein’s 30-year career includes clinical practice, health care policy development and disability employment initiatives. He is committed to improving health outcomes for all, particularly the disabled and those served by public agencies.

Watch the full video on YouTube: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program Marks 40 Years. Learn more about the Health Policy Fellows 40th Anniversary.