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2002 Public Health Symposium
Honoring Eugene Feingold
Dr. Feingold is Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is a past president of the American Public Health Association; past chair of the board of directors of the Michigan League for Human Services; chair of Educators for Tobacco-Free Investments by TIAA-CREF; and a member of the boards of directors of M-CARE, the University of Michigan's managed care organization, and the Corner Health Center, a medical care and health education center for adolescents in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
As a full-time faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Public Health where he spent most of his professional career, Dr. Feingold taught about the politics of health care and chaired his department. As acting dean and associate dean of the University-wide Rackham Graduate School, Dr. Feingold was responsible for all University PhD, MA, and MS programs. He presently chairs the advisory committee of the University of Michigan Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.
Dr. Feingold is a past member of the State of Michigan Medical Care Advisory Council and a past consultant to the Michigan Governor's Task Force on Access to Health Care. He represented the state on the board of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan where he chaired a committee that developed and implemented a new system of hospital payment. He has been a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and of the Core Public Health Functions Steering Committee and of other federal and state advisory committees. He has been a consultant to government agencies dealing with the organization and financing of health care, is a member of the national board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, and has been active in community organizations concerned with civil liberties, poverty, and racial discrimination.
His published work includes a book on Medicare and articles on health care reform, national health insurance, Medicaid, comprehensive health planning, neighborhood health centers, and racial discrimination in housing. Dr. Feingold has received research grants and fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Walter E. Meyer Research Institute of Law, the New World Foundation, the U.S. Public Health Service, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Feingold received his PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 1960 and his JD from the University of Michigan in 1992. His wife, Marcia, has a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His daughter, Eleanor, is on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, and his younger daughter, Ruth, teaches English literature at St. Mary's College of Maryland.