Bruce Stuart, professor and executive director of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, is an economist and health services researcher. He received his economics training at Whitman College and Washington State University. He began his career in health services research as an economic analyst and later as director of the Health Research Division in the Michigan Medicaid program in the early 1970s. Leaving state government for academe, Dr. Stuart taught health economics, finance, and research methods at the University of Massachusetts and The Pennsylvania State University. In 1997 he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy as the Parke-Davis Endowed Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and was selected as a Maryland Eminent Scholar for his work in geriatric drug use. Dr. Stuart is an experienced research investigator having directed over 35 grants and contracts with the National Institute on Aging, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in DHHS, private foundations, state governments, and private corporations.