Brad Wright, PhD

I’m an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa. I received my PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I was also a predoctoral fellow and a graduate research assistant at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. After leaving UNC, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University.

I’ve worked previously as the Asst. Director of Health Policy for the Assoc. of Clinicians for the Underserved, and as a policy research assistant with the March of Dimes Office of Government Affairs in Washington, DC. I’m a 2003 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in biology and a 2006 graduate of the George Washington University with a masters in health policy.


7 responses to “About

  1. Noreen Raja

    March 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Hello Brad!

    I have been reading your blog and I have something that I know would be of great interest to your readers. The Supreme Court hears arguments later this month on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care law. This makes the coming weeks a good time to ask the question: does America even have a “health care system?”

    Dave Walker has created a three-minute video on health care and social insurance programs for CAI’s next “Myth of the Month.” Please consider sharing the video with your readers.

    Dave Walker is the former U.S. Comptroller General and CEO of the nonpartisan Comeback America Initiative. His new video lends an authoritative fiscal voice to this important national discussion.

    Mr. Walker’s video examines the following points:
    1. We neither have efficient nor effective system
    2. We practice sick care, not health care
    3. Our health care costs are out of control

    Myth of the Month is a new monthly video feature that takes a head-on look at myths about policy issues that impact the national deficit. Previous Myth videos have covered the State of the Union and the federal budget.

    Please check out the video here:

    Dave Walker is traveling in Europe, but I can get you email quotes from him, or connect you with the research associates at the Comeback America Initiative. I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Warm Regards,

  2. Georgeana mimms

    May 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Hi brad. You wrote an article in the huffington post a few years back regarding the cost of prescription drugs worldwide. The Information was interesting; but you didn’t give a link to your source that I could see and I was wondering if you could provide that source. Since we specialize in providing info to seniors, I was also wondering if u knew of any sources that would provide info concerning the top 5 most often prescription drugs used by those over 65. Appreciate the help.

  3. Georgeana mimms

    May 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Ahh brad?

  4. Elias

    November 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Hello, who do I contact about cooperation with your site?

  5. April

    March 8, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Hey Brad,

    I was wondering if you accepted any guest posting on I couldn’t manage to find your email on the site. If you could get a hold of me at, I would greatly appreciate it!

    April Hortillosa
    Blogger Outreach & Relations
    Big on Books


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