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Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., has been named the 2012 recipient of the William
B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Prize, funded by The
Baxter International Foundation and managed by the Association of
University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), will be awarded on
May 31, 2012 during the AUPHA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Prize recognizes the contributions of health services researchers
who apply analytic methods to examine and evaluate the organization,
financing and/or delivery of health services. An independent committee
of past winners, distinguished academics and internationally recognized
researchers selects the recipient each year.
One of the nation’s leading health economists, Dr. Pauly has made
significant contributions to the fields of medical economics and health
insurance including research exploring healthcare reform, conceptual
foundations for cost-benefit analysis of drugs, and incentives in
managed care. His classic study on the economics of moral hazard was the
first to note how health insurance coverage might affect patients’ use
of medical services.
''Dr. Pauly is a marvel. His work has advanced the worlds of health
services, health economics, health policy, and health management,'' said
Kyle Grazier, DrPH, University of Michigan professor and Graham Prize
Selection Committee chair. ''He has held leadership positions in
academia as a dean, chair, and endowed professor; in professional
leadership as a journal editor and advisory board member; in corporate
and public sector leadership with the National Institutes of Health and
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and as a teacher and mentor,
winning awards for both. Mark Pauly is truly deserving of the Graham
Dr. Pauly is Bendheim Professor in the Department of Health Care
Management, Public Policy and Management, and Insurance and Risk
Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He
is Co-Director of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management
Program and Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at
the University of Pennsylvania.
''Health economics means more than cost and more than money,'' said Dr.
Pauly. ''It means getting every American the healthcare and health
insurance that is of highest net value, private and social. I am
delighted to be recognized for my attempts to deliver on this promise.''
Dr. Pauly has been a consultant to the Congressional Budget Office and
the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and currently
serves on the National Advisory Committees for the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation’s Health Care Financing and Organization Program, and the
RWJF Health Policy Scholars Program. In 2007, Dr. Pauly was awarded the
John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for
Health Care Research and Quality, and the Distinguished Investigator
Award from AcademyHealth. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International
Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, an associate editor of
the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and Co-Editor of the
recently published Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2
(Elsevier). Dr. Pauly received the Ph.D. in Economics from the
University of Virginia.
About the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research
Since 1986, The Baxter International Foundation and the Association of
University Programs in Health Administration have awarded the William B.
Graham Prize for Health Services Research to recognize researchers who
have made major contributions to the health of the public through
innovative research in health services. The Prize honors the late
William B. Graham, longtime chairman and CEO of Baxter International
Inc., and is internationally regarded as the premier recognition for
individuals conducting health services research. The Prize recognizes
individuals who have had a significant impact on the health of the
public in one of three primary focus areas: Health Services Management,
Health Policy Development and Healthcare Delivery. The Prize includes an
award of $25,000 to the individual and $25,000 to a not-for-profit
institution that supports the winner’s work.
About the Prize Sponsors
The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter
International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), helps organizations expand access to
healthcare in the United States and around the world. The foundation,
established in 1981, focuses exclusively on increasing access to
healthcare particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved in
communities where Baxter employees live and work. Baxter International
Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets
products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia,
immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other
chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified
healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in
medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products
that advance patient care worldwide. For more information, please visit www.baxter.com.
AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty,
individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare
delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy
education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in
health management and policy education, and promote the value of
university-based management education for leadership roles in the health
sector. It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to
improve the delivery of health services – and thus the health of
citizens – throughout the world by educating professional managers at
the entry level. AUPHA's membership includes the premier baccalaureate,
master’s and doctoral degree programs in health administration education
in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Its faculty and
individual members represent more than 400 colleges and universities.
For more information, please visit www.aupha.org.