Robert Hackey, Ph.D.
Professor and Director at Providence College
Robert Hackey has studied state health politics and policymaking for more than two decades. His doctoral dissertation at Brown University compared state efforts to regulate hospital costs in the Northeast; a revised and expanded version of this project was published as his first book, Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation (Georgetown University Press, 1997). Together with David Rochefort, he co-edited The New Politics of State Health Policy (co-editor), published in 2001 by the University Press of Kansas. Hackey was the program manager for the Trauma Care System Development program at the RI Department of Health in 1993, and also served on the board of the American Health Planning Association. His most recent book, Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Health Care Debate (University of Nevada Press, 2012), explores how policymakers and the public debated health care reform over the past forty years. His most recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, co-authored with Erika May, provided a data-driven analysis of the performance of state health insurance marketplaces. His previous articles on state hospital regulation, certificate-of-need laws, and trauma system planning appeared in leading journals in the field of health policy such as Medical Care Review, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the Journal of Economic Issues, and the Journal of Trauma. Hackey is a professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College, where he teaches courses on health policy analysis and health care reform. He is also a visiting fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University and a Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Brown University.
- Ph.D., Political Science and Public Policy | Brown University
- A.M., American Politics and International Relations | Brown University
- B.A., Political Science and Economics | University of Rhode Island