John McDonough, "the inaugural Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health, served until January 2010 as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Between 2003 and 2008, he served as Executive Director of Health Care For All, Massachusetts’ leading consumer health advocacy organization. From 1998 through 2003, he was an Associate Professor at the Heller School at Brandeis University. From 1985 to 1997, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care.
"He served as an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. His articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs and other journals. He has written two books, Experiencing Politics: A Legislator’s Stories of Government and Health Care by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund in 2000, and Interests, Ideas, and Deregulation: The Fate of Hospital Rate Setting by the University of Michigan Press in 1998.
"He received a doctorate in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in 1996 and a master’s in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1990.
"As a Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health, Dr. McDonough will make himself available to faculty and students to discuss Public Health initiatives, programs and research. He will teach a graduate course on the politics and policy of health care reform, and lead an interdisciplinary faculty seminar dealing with current public health issues."