The CUSSW Visiting Scholars program encourages new perspectives among students and faculty. Scholars for 2003 include those whose work impacts international social welfare, health care and HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Judith D. Auerbach
Dr. Judith D. Auerbach is the HIV Prevention Science Coordinator and the Behavioral and Social Science Coordinator in the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health. She is responsible for activities related to the development of scientific and budgetary priorities for AIDS research in the social, behavioral, and prevention sciences across NIH. Throughout her distinguished career Dr. Auerbach has held a number of important positions, including Assistant Director for Social and Behavioral Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences; Director of the Institute for the Study of Women and Men at the University of Southern California, and Associate Director for Government Affairs at the Consortium of Social Science Associations. She has also taught sociology at Weidner University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Auerbach, a sociologist who earned her PhD from the University of California–Berkeley in 1986, has published and presented extensively on AIDS, family policy and gender. One of her most well-known publications is AIDS and Behavior: An Integrated Approach (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994).

Dr. Naoki Ikegami
Dr. Naoki Ikegami is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Keio School of Medicine, Tokyo, where he received his MD (1975) and PhD (1981) with residencies in neuropsychiatry and alcoholism. He also holds a Master of Arts degree with Distinction in health services studies from Leeds University (1984). During 1990-1991 he was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Medical School, where he continues to lecture on comparative health care systems as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Wharton’s Leonard Davis Institute.

Dr. Ikegami is a board member of interRAI, an international non-profit consortium of researchers and clinicians which seeks to improve care of the elderly by promoting development and adoption of standardized assessment methods. He is also on the boards of Priorities in Health Care and the Japanese Society of Hospital Administration. He has served as consultant to the World Health Organization and the World Bank, and has sat on various national and state government committees. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hospital Administration (the official journal of the Japanese Society of Hospital Administration), and sits on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (Cambridge University Press), the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, and Value in Health.

Dr. Ikegami’s research areas include health policy, long-term care, and pharmaco-economics. Recent examples among his prolific publications include The Art of Balance in Health Policy: Maintaining Japan’s Low-Cost Egalitarian System (Cambridge University Press, 1998), co-authored with John C. Campbell; Containing Health Care Costs in Japan (Michigan, 1996) and Long-Term Care for Frail Older People: Reaching for the Ideal System (Springer Verlag, 1999), both co-edited with Campbell; Quality of Life Evaluation Handbook for Clinicians (Igakushoin, 2nd ed., 2002, in Japanese), with Shunichi Fukuhara et al.; and “Measuring the quality of long-term care in institutional and community settings,” in Measuring Up: Improving Health Care Performance in OECD Countries (OECD, 2002), with John Hirdes and Iain Carpenter.

Dr. Dalmer D. Hoskins
Dr. Dalmer D. Hoskins has served as Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) since his election to the post in May 1990. Headquartered in Switzerland, the ISSA brings together the government departments, public and private institutions responsible for administering statutory social security programs throughout the world. It serves as a clearinghouse for information on all aspects of social security and assists member organizations in their efforts to improve their administrative and policy-making capacities.

Dr. Hoskins received his master’s and PhD in political science from the University of Michigan, with additional studies at the University of Tokyo and the Sorbonne. Before assuming the post of Secretary General at the ISSA he occupied a series of posts in the US Government, including Director of the Office of Policy Development at the Social Security Administration; Director of the Office of Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services; Fellow of the Employees Benefits Research Institute; and Director of the Office of International Policy at the Social Security Administration.

Dr. Hoskins is a frequent speaker at international conferences on social security reform, labor market trends, gender issues and the demographic aging of the population in industrialized and developing countries. He has served as a board member and advisor for the International Council on Social Welfare, Rehabilitation International, the UN International Institute on Aging, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Social Law.

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