I work in health policy because it involves issues that touch people's lives ... and because of my mother. My other passions include traveling with my wife, Kate, gardening, tennis, softball, reading, music, and all things garlic.
EducationCPH University of Toronto (Canada), 1975 (Public Health)
BS University of Wisconsin, 1974 (Zoology)
Contact Infoemail: email@example.com
campus box: 359455
Aaron Katz teaches several health policy courses for MPH and MHA students, including in the Community Oriented Public Health Practice and Global Health MPH programs. He is also faculty lead for the Health Services MPH concentration in Health Systems and Policy. Aaron was director of the UW Health Policy Analysis Program from 1988 through 2003. His current research interests focus on strengthening public health systems in developing countries through enhancing policy research, development, and advocacy capacity and leadership training and development, in addition to long-standing research on changes in the safety net system and health care markets in the United States.
Aaron received the Health Reform Leadership Award at the 2011 State of Reform Washington conference, the American Public Health Association's Award for Excellence in 2006, and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2004.
Lane J, Brezak A, Patel P, Verani AR, Benech I, Katz A. Policy considerations for scaling up access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis for adolescent girls and young women: Examples from Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2021 Jun 22. doi: 10.1002/hpm.3252. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 34159630 PMCID: PMC8908770
Verani AR, Lane J, Lim T, Kaliel D, Katz A, Palen J, Timberlake J. HIV Policy Advancements in PEPFAR Partner countries: a review of data from 2010-2016. Glob Public Health. 2020 Aug 4:1-11. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1795219. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32748699
Lane J, Garrison MM, Kelley J, Sarma P, Katz A. Strengthening policy coding methodologies to improve COVID-19 disease modeling and policy responses: a proposed coding framework and recommendations. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2020 Dec 8;20(1):298. doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01174-w. PMID: 33292170 PMCID: PMC7721792
McMahan VM, McCanta L, Tran D, Herrera L, Viquez L, Swanson F, Crutsinger-Perry B, Baeten JM, Katz A, Stekler JD. Administrative and Related Barriers to Covering the Costs of Preexposure Prophylaxis at a Safety-net Clinic in Seattle, Washington. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 3;71(9):2509-2512. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa187. PMID: 32152636
Aaron is a co-investigator on this multi-country study of civil society organizations efforts to influence health systems and health policy in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Community Tracking Study / Center for Studying Health System Change
Since 1995, Aaron has participated in these biennial site visits for this Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded longitudinal study of how community health systems are changing across the country.
Effective Collaborations Between Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations
Aaron was the principal investigator on this cross-national study of how nonprofit organizations and local governments interact and what public policies can facilitate such relationships to the benefit of communities and their residents. The study was funded by the Center for Global Partnership, Japan Foundation, in New York City.
Beyond Employer-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Lessons from State Health Policy
Aaron was an investigator in this project designed to mine state-based health policy and health services research concerning alternatives to employer-based health insurance. The project was funded by The Commonwealth Fund.
Study of the Potential Effects of the Conversion of Premera Blue Cross to For-Profit Status
As director of HPAP, Aaron directed an assessment of the potential impacts of the Premera conversion on the health care systems in Washington and Alaska. The study was commissioned by a coalition of consumer groups, Washington State Hospital Association, and Washington State Medical Association.
Northwest Public Health
- Thousands on Medicaid in WA may lose coverage
- Two Seattle techies create bracelets to let people signal they’re vaccinated against COVID-19
- Could the coronavirus reset society? Questions we should be asking about post-pandemic life
- Questions about patient costs stir concern amid Seattle area’s coronavirus outbreak
- From labs to legislation: A new center’s role as an academic translator
- Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US
- Here's what repealing the ACA could mean in Washington state
- New law aims to increase health care cost transparency
- Texas Affordable Care Act ruling
- Why doctors can turn away Medicare patients, even if they pay cash
- Amazon joins with Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan to form health-care company
- CVS, Amazon and the 'mass freak-out': How tech is reshaping the healthcare industry
- What CVS's acquisition of Aetna could mean
- Brace yourself Washington: Your health insurance is getting more expensive
- The uncertainty of the U.S. health insurance industry
- Debate: Will the GOP healthcare bill hurt or help Washington state?
- Senate GOP releases text of health care bill
- Health care expert dissects the GOP's plan to replace Obamacare
- What does the GOP health care bill mean for Washington?
- Hospital leaders in Washington scramble to save key piece of Obamacare