Dennis Shea, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Administration at Pennsylvania State University. His primary field of study is in health economics and the economics of aging. The focus of his research includes inequality in health and economic resources among the elderly, health insurance coverage of older persons, and economic and financing policy issues in long-term care and mental health care. His most recent research considers Medicare prescription drug coverage, inequality in health and well-being, and aging and mental health policy. Previously, he held associate professorships at the College of Health and Human Development and was a senior research associate with the Center for Health Policy Research. He received his doctorate in economics from Rutgers University. He can be contacted at email@example.com.