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Dr. Rashi Fein is professor of the economics of medicine Emeritus in the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. Professor Fein received his Ph.D. in political economy from the Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Harvard faculty of the school of medicine and the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1968 after positions at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), on the senior staff of President Kennedy's Council of Economic Advisors (1961-1963), and as senior fellow in the economics program at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

A charter member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), Professor Fein is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Martin Rehfuss Lectureship, Theobald Smith Lectureship; World Health Organization, Traveling Fellowship; John M. Russell Medal, (Markle Fund), and Adam Yarmolinsky Medal (IOM). His first book, The Economics of Mental Illness was published in 1958. His most recent book, Learning Lessons: Medicine, Economics, and Public Policy, was published in 2010.


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