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Frank Thompson, Ph.D.
Faculty Director at Newark
Center for State Health Policy
Board of Governors Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration

fjthomp@ifh.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-4656

Frank J. Thompson (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Board of Governors Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers-Newark and at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy in New Brunswick. Professor Thompson has served as a fellow with the U.S. Public Health Service and published extensively on issues of health policy and implementation. He currently has a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award to write a book about Medicaid, federalism, and health reform during the Clinton, G.W. Bush, and Obama administrations. His recent publications focus on Medicaid and the safety net, the catalytic role of demonstration waivers in reshaping Medicaid, the transformation of Medicaid long-term care through the waiver process, and the implementation challenges for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Professor Thompson served as Dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany. Thompson received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in that subject from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and was Executive Director of the National Commission on State and Local Public Service.


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