Michael R. Reich
Professor Michael R. Reich has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1983, and serves as director of the Takemi Program in International Health at Harvard. His current research addresses the political dimensions of public health policy, health system reform, and pharmaceutical policy. He has provided policy advice for national governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, private foundations, and private corporations. His software for political analysis, PolicyMaker 4.0, is available for free online. His recent books include: Governing Health Systems: For Nations and Communities Around the World (co-edited with Keizo Takemi, 2015); Pharmaceutical Reform: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity (with Marc J. Roberts; World Bank, 2011); and Access: How Do Good Health Technologies Get to Poor People in Poor Countries? (with Laura J. Frost, 2008). In April 2015, the Japanese government awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of Japan’s policy for global public health as well as for advancing public health in Japan
Professor Reich earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science from Yale University in 1981 and has an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.