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B. Rick Mayes, PhD
B. Rick Mayes, PhD

    Dr. Rick Mayes is an associate professor of public policy in the political science department at the University of Richmond and a faculty research fellow at the Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley

    He received his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia in 2000 and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral traineeship at UC Berkeley in 2002. In the early 1990s, he worked on Medicaid policy in the White House for President George H.W. Bush, and thereafter on health care reform and Medicare policy at the AARP during the Clinton administration. 

    His writings have appeared in Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Law, the Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, the History of Psychiatry, the Journal of Policy History, Health Law Review, Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, Applied Health Economics & Health Policy, the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and Health Economics, Policy & Law.

    Dr. Mayes is the author of Universal Coverage: The Elusive Quest for National Health Insurance (University of Michigan Press, 2nd edition, 2004), co-author of Medicare Prospective Payment and the Shaping of U.S. Health Care (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) with Robert Berenson, MD, Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and co-author of Medicating Children: ADHD and Pediatric Mental Health (Harvard University Press, in press) with fellow UR professors Catherine Bagwell and Jennifer Erkulwater.

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