Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of medicine at the Institute for Health Policy at MGH, and a lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Weissman has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of racial and ethnic disparities and access to care for the uninsured, quality and patient safety, health care financing including uncompensated care, drug policy, and academic-industry relationships in biomedical research. In 1994 he published a book entitled, Falling Through the Safety Net: Insurance Status and Access to Care, with a foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Dr. Weissman chairs the Medical Care Committee study group on access methods for the American Public Health Association and is a member of the Dana Farber Disparities Executive Leadership Committee on Disparities. Dr. Weissman received his doctorate in health policy from the Pew Fellows Program at the Heller School, Brandeis University.