I was greatly saddened to hear about Uwe Reinhardt’s passing on Monday, November 13, 2017. For those who may not be familiar with him, Uwe was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. To say the least, he was a well-known health economist who — for decades — was active in health care policy in the U.S. and abroad (e.g., Uwe and his wife, May, helped to advise the Taiwanese government for at least 10 years). If you search “Uwe Reinhardt” on the internet, you will find innumerable articles remembering and honoring Uwe.
I wanted to share a personal note about Uwe. Between 2011 and 2014, I had the good fortune of being Uwe’s Teaching Assistant on several occasions, and out of his great compassion, Uwe agreed to be on my dissertation committee. Some of the student offices (where Mike Geruso, John Papp, Dean Spears, and I sat for a few years) were located across the hall from Uwe’s office. To all who are thinking about graduate school, I sincerely hope that you will find a mentor like Uwe,...Read More..