BiographyPeter Hilsenrath received his BA in economics and environmental studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He held the Joseph M. Long Chair in Healthcare Management and Economics at the University of the Pacific. He was Professor and founding Department Chair of Health Management and Policy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Earlier, Dr. Hilsenrath was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, first in the College of Medicine and later in the College of Public Health. He also held faculty appointments in the Economics Department at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Additionally, Dr. Hilsenrath has held non-academic positions. He served as Chief Economist for Syfrets Managed Assets in Cape Town and was on the Research Staff at the Center for Naval Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia.
Peter has taught courses about finance, management and economics in the health sector. He has also taught courses in ethics and corporate social responsibility as well as natural resource economics. Peter's research is wide-ranging. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles and reports. They include publications in medical, management and economics journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Roentgenology, Annals of Epidemiology, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Health Care Management Review, Inquiry: The Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing, Journal of Management History and the Journal of Rural Health. Many of his papers address issues of efficiency in the health sector. He has also published in the news media including Business Day (South Africa) China Daily, Fortune, Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post and The Wall Street Journal. He has served on Editorial Boards for Hospital Topics, The Journal of Health Administration Education, Journal of Health Care Finance, Inquiry: The Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing and The Journal of Rural Health.
Dr. Hilsenrath has presented his work at many national and international conferences as well as in important institutions such as the Pentagon and South Africa's Parliament. He has participated on funded projects from organizations that include the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and the U.S. Department of Education.
PhD, University of Texas at Austin (1985) Economics
BA, U of California at Santa Cruz (1978) Econ/Enviro Studies
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Health Economics and Finance
Economic History and Development