Biography

Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau, Ph.D., is a professor at UTHealth School of Public Health, in the Department of of Management, Policy and Community Health.  She was previously a professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal for two decades.  Her Ph.D. was granted by the University of California at Berkeley and she received her Master of Public Health degree from UCLA.  She is citizen of both Canada and the United States, is fluent in English and French, and speaks some Spanish. She is the author/editor of eight books and more than 60 professional peer-reviewed articles and book chapters about the health care reform, pay-for-performance, long-term residential care, comparative international health policy, public/private policy partnerships, competition, the implications of investor status for the provision of health services, pharmacy policy, and post-modernism.  Dr. Rosenau authored The Competition Paradigm: America’s Romance with Conflict, Contest, and Commerce (Rowman & Littlefield). She edited Public/Private Policy Partnerships (MIT University Press) and Health Reform in the Nineties (SAGE Publications).  She wrote Post-Modernism in the Social Sciences (Princeton, 1992) that has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Turkish.  Her co-authored book, United States of America: Health System Review” was published by the World Health Organization and the European Observatory on Health systems and Policies in 2013. She is part of an international team of scholars from 6 countries, funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, to study “Residential Long-term Health and Social Care: Assessing International Research, Funding and Collaboration Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities.” Her ongoing research interests also include health system reform in industrialized countries.


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