Bruce Vladeck, head of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the 1995 Robert J. Weiss Lecturer in Health Policy, reports Allan Rosenfield, dean of Columbia's School of Public Health.
Vladeck, who directs the $250-billion Medicare and Medicaid programs, will give the Weiss Lecture on Wed., Mar. 22, at 4:00 P.M. in the P&S Alumni Auditorium.
His topic: "The Future of Essential Providers in the New Health Care Marketplace."
Vladeck came to HCFA from New York City where he had been president of the United Hospital Fund of New York. Previously he had been assistant vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In the late 1970s Vladeck taught public health and political science at Columbia.
This is the third biennial Weiss Lecture. The series began in 1990 in honor of Robert J. Weiss, who served as dean of the School of Public Health from 1980 to 1986.
Past speakers have included Uwe E. Reinhardt of Princeton and former Massachusetts governor Michael S. Dukakis.