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Stuart Schweitzer,
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Professor, Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Publich Health
Phone: (310) 825-2595
Fax: (310) 825-3317
E-mail: Sschweit@ucla.edu

Stuart O. Schweitzer is Professor of Health Policy and Management. He teaches courses in health economics, health system organization and financing, pharmaceuticals, and comparative health systems. Professor Schweitzer earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at Wayne State University and Georgetown University, as well as having been on the research staff of The Urban Institute and the National Institutes of Health. He served on President Carter's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties, and has held visiting appointments at Oxford University, CREDES (Paris), ESSEC (Paris), the University of Ferrara (Italy), and the School of Public Health at Fudan university (Shanghai). His research interests are in the areas of health policy, especially as they pertain to pharmaceuticals, industrial policy, and the financing of health care. Dr. Schweitzer directed a 6-year assessment of health screening and promotion for the elderly, financed by the Health Care Financing Administration. He co-directs the UCLA Research Program in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, with Professors William Comanor and Michael Intriligator.