Congratulations to GHP’s Professor Michael R. Reich for receiving The Award for Lifetime Service in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research. Reich, has made distinguished contributions to research and education of health systems for more than four decades. In his writing and teaching, Professor Reich has emphasized the importance of political analysis in the assessment of health policy and health systems. He is the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and received his PhD in political science from Yale University. Among his many publications is the landmark book on health system reform, coauthored with colleagues at Harvard: Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity. Professor Reich is founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the new journal, Health Systems & Reform, which focuses on health policy and systems research. He helped establish the Takemi Programme in International Health at Harvard in 1983, and has served as its director for many years. To date, this programme has hosted more than 250 mid-career Takemi Fellows from over 50 countries. In April 2015, the government of Japan awarded Professor Reich the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for his outstanding contributions to the promotion of Japan’s policy for global public health as well as for advancing public health in Japan.
Congratulations again to Professor Michael R. Reich for this impressive achievement!
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