Victor G. Rodwin, Ph.D., is Director of the
World Cities Project, a joint venture of the International Longevity Center
(ILC-USA) and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New
York University, where he is Professor of Health Policy and Management.
He is a recipient of a 1999 Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Awards in
Health Policy for his research project on "Health and Megacities: New
York, London, Paris and Tokyo."
At NYU since 1985, Dr. Rodwin teaches courses on health policy, comparative
analysis of health systems, and community health and medical care. He has
served successively as Director of the Advanced Management Program for Clinicians
(AMPC) and of the International Initiative, both at the Wagner School. Previously,
he was assistant professor of health policy at the University of California,
San Francisco's Institute for Health Policy Studies, and post-doctoral research
fellow at UCSF's Program in Medical Anthropology. He was also instructor
and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
A visiting professor at the University of Paris-IX, the University of Rennes,
France, and other institutions, he was the recipient of a German Marshall
Fund Award, a National Institute of Health Fellowship and others.
Professor Rodwin is a member of the Academy for Social Insurance.
He serves on the editorial board of several major journals, including the
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law and the Journal d'Economie
Medicale. Project director and investigator for several funded projects
on topics including premature disability from ischemic heart disease, managed
care and others, he is author and editor of several books, including Japan's
Universal and Affordable Health Care, Public Hospital Systems in New York
City and Paris (with D. Jolly, C. Brecher and R. Banter), The Health
Planning Predicament: France, Quebec, England and the United States,
and several others published in English and French. He is also author of
numerous articles, book chapters, reports and essays. A frequent lecturer
on health policy, comparative analysis of health systems and related topics,
he has had considerable international experience in France and Eastern Europe.
Professor Rodwin has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin
and received a Master's Degree in Public Health and a Ph.D. in City and
Regional Planning, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He
also studied abroad at the University of Leningrad and the University of