Assistant Professor and MPP Program Director
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
State health policy, the uninsured, federalism, Medicaid, access to health care for vulnerable populations, health care system change, federal state relations, governance, public health
Michael Doonan is an assistant professor at the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University. He is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, and Director of the Council for Health Care Economics and Policy. His Ph.D. from Brandeis is both in Political Science and Health Services Research. His research and publications focus on issues related to access to health care, Medicaid, SCHIP, federal/state relations, prescription drugs, public health and the economics of health system change.
He currently teaches: Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Welfare Policy, Policy Analyses, State Health Policy and Case Study Methodology.
Michael worked as program specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in the area of Medicaid managed care and state health care reform. He served as a member of President Clinton's Health Care Taskforce working primarily on the Low-Income and Working Families work group, and as a member of the Taskforce Speakers Bureau. Michael also worked as a fellow for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee as they considered national reform in 1994. He began his career as a legislative aide for Senator John Kerry where he worked on health and environmental issues.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
George Washington University, M.P.A.
St. Anselm College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Barbara Wakefield Award for contributions to the Heller Graduate School (2002)
Heller School Alumni Dissertation Grant (2000)
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Training Grant and Fellowship (1995 - 1998)
Fellow United States Senate Finance Committee (1994)
Clinton Health Care Task Force Staff and Speakers Bureau (1993)
The George Washington University Public Administration Chair¿s Award (GPA 4.0) (1992)
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