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Health Systems and Reform | Editor Biography

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Michael R. Reich

Michael R. Reich is the Taro Takemi Professor Emeritus in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Systems & Reform.

Dr. Reich's research activities address the political dimensions of public health policy, and his research interests include health system strengthening and reform, access to medicines and pharmaceutical policy, and the political economy of the policy-making process. Dr. Reich obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University in 1981, after receiving his B.A. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and M.A. in East Asian Studies, both also at Yale.

Dr. Reich joined the Harvard faculty in 1983 and has worked on health systems with colleagues at Harvard for over three decades. Among his many publications, he is co-author of the landmark book on health systems: Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity (by M.J. Roberts, W. Hsiao, P. Berman, and M.R. Reich, Oxford, 2004; 2019 with new introduction). For additional information see: michaelrreich.com.

Health Systems & Reform

2020 Impact Factor: 3.391 | Five-Year Impact Factor: 3.724

It is the mission of Health Systems & Reform to create a global platform for sharing cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and lessons in health systems and reform, for leaders, professionals, and students. Most importantly, the journal contributes to strengthening health systems and to improving care delivered.

The journal is committed to publishing articles that examine the processes and the consequences of health reform efforts around the world. Research articles and commentaries in HS&R address critical topics in health systems financing, health systems management, public health, health policy, and health economics. HS&R includes commentaries from healthcare leaders, such as ministers of health, CEOs of healthcare companies, directors of international agencies, and heads of non­profit and nongovernmental institutions. These leaders share their experiences, concerns, and policy lessons with a global audience.

Why is Health Systems & Reform the best journal for your research?

Health Systems & Reform is the journal of reference in health systems and reform.

It is a fully open access journal, which means your research will be accessible to policymakers, practitioners, professionals, and the general public interested in your field and benefit from increased citations and usage.

Led by experts in the field, the editorial team ensure a rigorous peer review process, so you and your audience will know your work is a valuable contribution.

Once published, you’ll have access to a suite of metrics about your article to help measure the impact of your research. Your published work will also benefit from ongoing marketing and publicity to boost your reach.

Authors of articles published in Health Systems & Reform retain the copyright to their article and publish the Version of Record under a Creative Commons license.

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Editor's Picks

Article Title Authors Links
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Survival in Children Covered by Seguro Popular in Mexico: A National Comprehensive Analysis 2005–2017 Paloma Muñoz-Aguirre, Rodrigo Huerta-Gutierrez, Salvador Zamora, Alejandro Mohar, Lourdes Vega-Vega, Juan Eugenio Hernández-Ávila, Evangelina Morales-Carmona, Marta Zapata-Tarres, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Ricardo Perez-Cuevas, Roberto Rivera-Luna, Michael R. Reich & Martin Lajous Access article
Is Universal Health Coverage Affordable? Estimated Costs and Fiscal Space Analysis for the Ethiopian Essential Health Services Package Alemayehu Hailu, Getachew Teshome Eregata, Karin Stenberg & Ole Frithjof Norheim Access article
National Response to COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea and Lessons Learned for Other Countries Juhwan Oh, Jong-Koo Lee, Dan Schwarz, Hannah L. Ratcliffe, Jeffrey F. Markuns & Lisa R. Hirschhorn Access article
District Governance and Improved Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in South Africa: Pathways of Change Helen Schneider, Asha George, Fidele Mukinda & Hanani Tabana Access article
Political Analysis for Health Policy Implementation Paola Abril Campos & Michael R. Reich Access article

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We encourage academics, practitioners, and leaders in public health and other relevant health system stakeholders, especially from low-resource settings, to submit their articles to Health Systems & Reform. We welcome contributions from first-time lead authors located at institutions in low- and middle-income countries. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief with proposals and ideas for articles.