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Taking a closer look at longer views, Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine, talks with America Bracho about trajectories in American Healthcare.
Harvey Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine, one of the U.S. National Academies. He served as provost of Harvard University (1997-2001) after 13 years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision-making. His past research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations. Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has been a consultant to WHO. At IOM, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to new medical technology.