Steven Eastaugh was a professor of health economics, finance, and health care management for 37 years at Cornell University and George Washington University. Four thousand health care managers and leaders in the United States and around the world have had their careers shaped in part by Professor Eastaugh. The author of nine books and more than 90 journal articles, Dr. Eastaugh is a nationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and agent of change who has traveled to some 36 countries as part of his health services research. From 2008-2009 Dr. Eastaugh was a health policy advisor to Barack Obama.
Dr. Eastaugh has won numerous awards, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Edgar Hayhow Award for “best health care article of the year.” He also won the Marriott Award for Productivity Enhancement in the Service Sector. He has been a forceful advocate for market based health care reform. Dr. Eastaugh was senior staff health economist at the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. He is on the editorial board of the Journal Of Health Care Finance. Dr. Eastaugh currently is a consultant and speaker based in Washington DC.