News In Brief: College professor named new chair

    College of William and Mary public policy professor Louis F. Rossiter was named chair of the Coalition for Health Services Research for 2010. The CHSR functions as the advocacy arm of Academy Health, a professional association for those who conduct health policy research.

    Rossiter has worked with the College since 2003 and has more than 28 years of experience as a professor in health economics. Coalition President and CEO W. David Helms said he believes Rossiter has strong credentials to lead the board.

    “[Rossiter] is perfectly suited to lead the board through its priority setting and advocacy initiatives on behalf of the health services research community,” Helms said in a press release.

    Rossiter previously served as Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources and as policy deputy for the
    administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    The coalition board’s 2010 policy agenda includes fair and transparent access to information, increased investment, funding for comparative effectiveness research and accountability through a coordinating council for health services research.


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