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Lou Rossiter

LOU ROSSITER is Director Health Sector Program, Full-time MBA, Mason School of Business, and Research Professor, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. He is the author of 14 edited books, one sole-author book published in 2001 on Medicare reform, and over 50 journal publications on health economics and the role of competition in the financing and delivery of health services.


Rossiter is founder of New Health Analytics, a Richmond-based health information technology company serving hospitals in over 20 states, and freestanding surgery centers in 32 states.

Rossiter is formerly the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As Secretary, he was responsible for over 15,000 employees in 13 agencies, and brought the major information technology projects in the Secretariat to national prominence. Rossiter is formerly a professor at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University from 1982 to 2000 where he was Professor of Health Administration. He took a leave of absence from the university from 1989-1992 to serve as deputy for policy to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As deputy, he created and directed a new payment system for U.S. hospitals under Medicare and formulated all agency policy initiatives through the federal legislative process.

He recently finished serving on the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth; and was the 2010-2011 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Health Services Research. He has served on numerous boards and advisory groups including the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

His expertise is in:

• competition in the financing and delivery of health services
• reimbursement economics
• managed care organizations
• survey research
• health information analytics

Rossiter, 65, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelors degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University.