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Jack Needleman

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Jack Needleman

Professor, Department of Health Services; Faculty Associate
UCLA School of Public Health; UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
nurse staffing in hospitals
quality of care
public hospitals
for-profit and nonprofit health care
access to care and health insurance
mental health policy


Dr. Needleman is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health. He was previously an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health for eight years and, for 17 years, vice president of Lewin/ICF (now The Lewin Group), a Washington, D.C. health policy research and consulting firm. He has conducted research on nurse staffing and quality of care, the health workforce, the future of public hospitals, nonprofit and for-profit health care, access to care for mental health and chronic illness. He has served as a consultant to federal and state task forces on controlling health care costs and expanding health insurance and access to care. He teaches policy analysis, health policy, and program evaluation. He received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.

UCLA School of Public Health/Department of Health Services
Box 951772
Los Angeles  California  90095
United States
Office Phone: 
(310) 267-2706
Office Fax: 
(310) 825-3317


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