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Arnold Rosoff

Arnold J. Rosoff, JD, FCLM, trained as a lawyer, has spent most of his professional life on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). His primary appointment is as Professor of Legal Studies & Health Care Management at The Wharton School; he is also a Professor in Penn’s School of Medicine, where he teaches in the Master in Public Health program. He is a Senior Fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and of Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). A Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM), he served for over 25 years as Deputy Editor of ACLM’s scholarly journal, the Journal of Legal Medicine.

Professor Rosoff teaches, researches and publishes in the area of health law and policy. In recent years, he has focused his research on healthcare reform in the U.S and has traveled around the world to study how other nations came to commit to Universal Health Care (UHC), seeking to understand how the U.S. can achieve that important and elusive goal. Since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, he has focused on how the U.S. can meet the challenges of successfully implementing its ambitious and noble objectives. Most recently, he has broadened his focus to include studying how nations that have committed to UHC are meeting the challenges of maintaining that commitment in the face of aging populations, rising healthcare costs, and difficult economic times.

Professor Rosoff has also served in outside capacities: He was Senior Health Law Advisor to the Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW) in 1978-79 and helped to establish the Health Law Department of the Philadelphia-based law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in the 1980s. He was a visiting faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health (1984), at Keio University Medical School in Tokyo (1993), at INSEAD in France (1999), at Singapore Management University (2006) and at King Saud University for Health Sciences (2011). He has also been a Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution (1991) and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (1991). In 2009-2010, he served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Developing Standards for Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. On scholarly leave from Penn in 2012, he is an affiliate at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.