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Robert Friedland

Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies

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Robert Friedland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration and the Director of the Center on an Aging Society at Georgetown University School. He teaches Health Care Economics, Statistics, and Research Methods in Health System Administration in the Masters of Science Health Systems Administration program.

Friedland has written on issues pertaining to the financing and delivery of health care and long-term care and retirement income security. His book, “Facing the Costs of Long-Term Care,” was awarded the 1992 Elizur Wright Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association.

Friedland has had a wide range of research and public policy experience, including Chief Economist for Maryland's Medicaid program; Senior Research Associate at the Employee Benefit Research Institute; Director of the American Association of Retired Persons' Public Policy Institute; Research Director, National Academy of Social Insurance; and Economist on the staff of the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, better known as the Pepper Commission.

Friedland is on the board of the National Academy for State Health Policy, The American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging, the Advisory Board of the Health Assistance Partnership, Long-Term Care Insurance Education Foundation, and the Editorial Board of Aging Today. Friedland is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a fellow in AcademyHealth.