National Advisory Board

The National Advisory Board of the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College consists of experts and leaders in health and health policy from across the nation providing the center’s executive director with advice, guidance, and counsel in the development and implementation of the strategic plan, assistance in identifying opportunities for furthering the center's development, and promotion of the center’s affiliated fellows and scholars.  The National Advisory Board members are:

james_blumsteinJames Blumstein, M.A., L.L.B.
University Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Law School
Director, Vanderbilt Health Policy Center
Vanderbilt University

tim_careyTim Carey, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Social Medicine
Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Lisa Dubay

Lisa Dubay, Ph.D., Sc.M.
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute



william_fristSenator William Frist, M.D.

Physician & U.S. Senator
RWJF Center for Health Policy National Advisory Board Member
Nashville, Tennessee

darrell_gaskinDarrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Economics
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

james_jacksonJames Jackson, Ph.D.
Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
School of Public Health
Director, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

thomas_laveistThomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D.
William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

paula_mcclainPaula D. McClain, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Duke University

melvin_oliverMelvin L. Oliver, Ph.D.
SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

frank_sloanFrank Sloan, Ph.D.
J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management
Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management
Duke University

brian_smedleyBrian D. Smedley, Ph.D.
Vice President & Director, Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Washington, D.C.