Frank Thompson

Researches health care policy and implementation, Medicaid and federalism

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Frank Thompson

Professor Emeritus
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Public Administration and Policy

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

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Frank Thompson is former dean and professor emeritus of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

He currently conducts research in health care policy studies as a senior fellow for the Rockefeller Institute of Government. He is also 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.

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.