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FrankThompsonFrank  Thompson

Senior Fellow
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government
Professor Emeritus
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Health care policy and implementation; Medicaid; federalism and health care policy

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Thompson conducts research in health care policy studies for the Institute. He is a professor of public affairs and administration at Rutgers-Newark, The State University of New Jersey, and at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, as well as professor emeritus and former deanĀ atĀ Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany.

Thompson has served as fellow with the U.S. Public Health Service and published extensively on issues of health policy and implementation. He has focused particular attention on issues of federalism and health care policy. He has written on the political and substantive implications of the growing use of Medicaid waivers to foster significant changes in this program.