Joseph P. Newhouse is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Care Policy and Management at Harvard University. He is a member of the faculties of the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his AB and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University and has received an honorary degree from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
In 1981, he became the founding editor of the Journal of Health Economics, which he edited for 30 years. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and served two terms on its governing council. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a former president of the International Health Economics Association, and was the inaugural president of the American Society of Health Economists. He is a member of the Comptroller General’s Advisory Committee and has served as the vice-chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. He has also served on the CBO Board of Health Advisers, the Committee on National Statistics, the Science, Technology, and Economic Policy board of the National Research Council, and was a regent of the National Library of Medicine. He is a director of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He has won the Victor R. Fuchs Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Health Economists as well as numerous other awards and prizes for his research.