Richard M. Scheffler, PhD is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Health Economics and Public Policy in the School of Public Health and Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, which focuses on consumer protection, affordability, and access to health care. Dr. Scheffler is also the Emeritus Chair in Healthcare Markets, endowed by the Attorney General for the State of California in 1999. Dr. Scheffler has worked and advised on a variety of health policy issues both nationally and internationally. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, WHO, and OECD, and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, Charles University in Prague, University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, and Carlos III University in Madrid. He has been a Rockefeller and a Fulbright Scholar, and served as President of the International Health Economists Association 4th Congress in 2004. In 2015, Dr. Scheffler was awarded the Gold Medal for Charles University in Prague for his longstanding and continued support of international scientific and educational collaboration.