Berkeley Health Economist To Serve on President’s Economic Council
William Dow, an assistant professor of health economics at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health, on Monday began a one-year leave of absence to serve on President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, the Argus reports. He will be one of nine senior staff economists advising the council.
Dow has a background in domestic and international health policy, including health insurance.
Dow said, "Working on health care will be particularly exciting in light of the magnitude of the challenges this nation faces, such as soaring health care costs and high rates of uninsured." He said serving the council will be "a tremendous opportunity to observe and participate in the policy-making process" (Richman, Argus, 8/13).