Rich Feeley

Chair, Global Health
Associate Professor, Global Health

Yale University, JD

  • Office: Crosstown Center, CT387
  • Phone: 617-414-1443
  • Email: ffeeley@bu.edu

Biography

Rich Feeley, JD, is a lawyer who began his career in the United States with government agencies managing publicly funded health insurance and the regulation of health providers. Since then, he has worked on problems of health financing and management in more than 25 developing countries. Most recently, his work has focused on the economic and social impact of AIDS in Africa, quantifying the effect on health and legal professionals in Zambia and private employers in Ethiopia and Uganda. He has also been active in developing private sector provision of HIV/AIDS care and the financing for these services. In Namibia, he has worked with local and Dutch partners in the development of low-cost medical schemes covering HIV/AIDS and directed a study of the costs and benefits to employers of enrolling workers in such plans. He has led evaluations of public private partnerships, including antiretroviral treatment in Uganda, and mobile testing and primary care clinics in Namibia. He recently worked with an Abt Associates team assessing the private health sector in Kenya and Namibia and the Caribbean. He has consulted on the reform of health laws and regulations in Zambia, Russia, and Vietnam, and on the financing of health care in Armenia. He is now Chair of the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health, and teaches courses on comparative health systems, consulting skills and public health writing. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a JD from Yale University.

Projects

Publications

Filling the gap in Health staffing in Post-Conflict states: a Modest but innovative Proposal

Frank Feeley, Susan Foster, Kara Galer, and Martin McKee

Pardee Center Task Force Report: Remittance Flows to Post-Conflict States: Perspectives on Human Security and Development. 2013 Oct; 127-132.

Strengthening capacity for AIDS vaccine research: analysis of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Taryn Vian, Sayaka Koseki, Frank G Feeley, Jennifer Beard

BMC Health Services Research. 2013 Oct; 13(378):1-12.

Mobile primary healthcare services and health outcomes of children in rural Namibia

Aneni E, De Beer IH, Hanson L, Rijnen B, Brenan AT, Feeley FG

Rural and Remote Health. 2013 Sep; 13(2380).

Diabetes, HIV and other health determinants associated with absenteeism among formal sector workers in Namibia

Guariguata, Leonor; de Beer, Ingrid; Hough, Rina; Bindels, Els; Weimers-Maasdorp, Delia; Feeley, Frank G; and Rinke de Wit, Tobias F

BMC Public Health. 2012 Jan; 12(44):24.

Confronting Corruption In The Health Sector In Vietnam: Patterns and Prospects

Vian, Taryb; Brinkerhoff, Derick; Feeley, Frank G.; Salomon, Matthieu; Vien, Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien

Public Administration and Development. 2012 Jan; 32:49-63.

Comparison of Key Unit Costs and Outcomes for Mobile and Fixed Site Screening / Testing Programs in Namibia

Feeley F., Bindels E., Rinke deWit T., De Beer I.

Boston, MA: Health and Development Discussion Paper Series; 2010 Nov.

Where There is no Obstetrician–Increasing Capacity for Emergency Obstetric Care in Rural India: An Evaluation of a Pilot Program to Train General Doctors

Evans C. L., Maine D., McCloskey L., Feeley F. G., Sanghvi H.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Oct; 107(3):277-82.

Finding Middle Ground; Making Better Uses of the Private Health Sector Through Effective Regulation

Feeley F., O'Hanlon B., Stene A., Sezgin Y.

USAID/PSP One. Bethesda, MD: PSP-One USAID; 2009.

The Private Sector and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Recent Developments and Implications for Policy

Feeley F., Connelly P., Rosen S.

The changing HIV/AIDS landscape : selected papers for the World Bank's agenda for action in Africa, 2007-2011. Lule Elizabeth, Seifman Richard, David Antonio C., World Bank.. Washington DC: World Bank; 2009.

Private Sector Provision and Financing of AIDS Treatment in Africa: Current Developments

Feeley F., Connelly P., Rosen S.

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2008 Mar; 4(4):192-200.

The Private Sector and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Taking Stock of 6 years of Applied Research

Rosen S., Feeley F., Connelly P., Simon J.

AIDS. 2007 Aug; 21 Suppl 3:S41-51.

The Impact of AIDS on Government Service Delivery: the Case of the Zambia Wildlife Authority

Rosen S., Hamazakaza P., Feeley F., Fox M.

AIDS. 2007 Aug; 21 Suppl 3:S53-9.

A Successful Workplace Program for Voluntary Counseling and Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS at Heineken, Rwanda

Collier A. C., Van der Borght S. F., Rinke de Wit T., Richards S. C., Feeley F. G.

Int J Occup Environ Health. 2007 Apr; 13(1):99-106.

Public-Private Partnerships to Build Human Capacity in Low Income Countries: Findings from the Pfizer Program

Vian T., Richards S. C., McCoy K., Connelly P., Feeley F.

Hum Resour Health. 2007 Mar; 5:8.

Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S., Vian T.

Prepared for Pfizer Corporation and USAID. Boston, MA: Center for International Health Boston University; 2007.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Health: The Pfizer Global Health Fellows International Volunteering Program

Vian T., McCoy K., Richards S., Connelly P., Feeley F.

Human Resources Planning. 2007 Jan; 30(1):30-35.

How Corporate Social Responsibility Programs Help Build Human Capacity in Low Income Countries: An Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S., Vian T.

133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association abstract selection committee; 2006 Nov 1; Washington, D.C..

Philanthropy and Public-Private Partnership: Measuring the Impact of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S., Vian T.

XVI International AIDS Conference abstract selection committee; 2006 Aug 13; Toronto.

Fight AIDS as Well as the Brain Drain

Feeley F.

Lancet. 2006 Aug; 368(9534):435-6.

Health Insurance Industry in Namibia: Baseline Report

Feeley F.

Prepared for University of Amsterdam, Institute for International Development and Pharmaccess International. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, Institute for International Development, Pharmaccess International; 2006.

Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program: Final Report

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S.C., Vian T.

Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health and Development; 2006.

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Judicial System In the Republic of Zambia

Feeley R., Banda M., Rosen S., Fox M.

Boston, MA: Center for International Health and Development, Boston University; 2006.

Law and Regulation

Feeley F.

Spending Wisely; Buying Health Services for the Poor. Preker A. S., Langenbrunner J.. Washington, D. C.: World Bank; 2005.

Cost Impact of HIV/AIDS Infections in the Professional Labor Force in the Zambian Health Care System

Feeley F., Rosen S., Fox M., Macwan’gi M., Mazimba A.

XVth International AIDS Conference; 2004 Jul 1; Bangkok, Thailand.

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Productivity and Labor Costs in Two Uganda Corporations

Feeley F., Bukuluki P., Collier A., Fox M.

Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health and Development (USAID Funded); 2004.

Role of the Private Sector in Preventing and Treating HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Feeley F., Bukuluki P., Cowley

Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health and Development (USAID Funded); 2004.

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Enrollees In Community Health Insurance in Africa

Okello F., Feeley F.

Commercial Market Strategies Project (USAID)/Country Research Series. Washington, D.C.: Commercial Market Strategies (USAID); 2004.

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Labor Costs in Two Ugandan Corporations

Feeley F.

Boston, MA: Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health; 2004.

Technical Assistance in Developing Private Sector Resources for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Namibia

Feeley F.

Commercial Market Strategies in conjunction with Pharmaccess International (USAID Funded). Washington D. C.: Commercial Market Strategies; 2004.

The Costs of HIV/AIDS among Professional Staff in the Zambian Public Health Sector

Feeley F., Rosen S., Fox M., Macwan'gi M., Mazimba A.

Boston, MA: Center for International Health and Development; 2004.

Comparative Analysis of Schizophrenia Treatment Guidelines in the United States and the Russian Federation: Bridging Eastern and Western Psychiatry

Lapshin O., Feeley F. R.

Boston, MA: Center for International Health, Boston University School of Public Health; 2004.

Lessons Learned in Community Health Financing

Feeley F.

Commercial Market Strategies Project (USAID). Washington, D.C.: Commercial Market Strategies (USAID); 2003.

Health Financing in Ghana; Willingness to Pay for Normal Delivery Benefits in a Community Health Insurance Plan

Amoako N., Feeley F., Winfrey W.

Commercial Market Strategies Project (USAID). Washington, D.C.: Commercial Markety Strategies, USAID; 2002.

Assessment of Piloting Social Reinsurance in the Phillipines

Feeley F.

Social Reinsurance: A New Approach to Sustainable Community Health Financing. Dror David M., Preker A. S.. Washington, D.C.: World Bank; 2002.

Regulatory Environment for Microinsurance and Reinsurance

Feeley F.

Social Reinsurance: A New Approach to Sustainable Community Health Financing. Dror David M., Preker A. S.. Washington, D. C.: World Bank; 2002.

Market Segmentation and Contraceptive Security Analysis; Republic of Armenia

Sulzbach S., Winfrey W., Feeley F., Scribner S.

Commercial Market Strategies Project. Washington D.C.: Commercial Market Strategies; 2002.

Nkoranza: The decision to Add a Health Insurance Benefit

Feeley F.

Center for International Health, Boston University School of Public Health; 2002 Jan 1; Boston, MA.

Primary Care: Summary of Recent Developments

Foster S., Laing R., Feeley F., Alkenbrack S.

Boston, MA: Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health; 2002.

Technical Assistance in the Reform of Health Laws and Regulations in the Russian Federation

Feeley F.

Boston, MA: Boston University School of Public Health Center for International Health; 2001.

The Role of Law in Russian Health Reform

Mariner W. K., Feeley F.

Final Report. Boston, MA: Boston University School of Public Health; 2001.

The Role of Insurance Mechanisms in Improving Access to Private Sector Primary and Reproductive Health Care

Feeley F.

Report of an Expert Panel. Washington D.C.: Commercial Market Strategies; 2000.

Household Expenditures on Drugs and Health Care; Report of a Survey

Boikov V., Feeley F., Sheiman I., Shishkin S.

Technical Assistance in the Reform of Health Laws and Regulations in Russia. Boston, MA: Center for International Health, Boston University School of Public Health; 1998.

Diseases for the Rich; How many Patients will Travel Internationally for Medical Care?

Feeley F.

Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver: American Public Health Association; 1995.

Opportunities to Expand Private Sector Provision of Contraceptives in Romania

Feeley F.

PROFIT Project for USAID. Washington, D.C.: USAID; 1994.

Guidelines and Workbook for Preparing Capital Investment Plans to Expand/Extend Hospital Services

Feeley F.

Task 5 Report. Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte: Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka; 1994.

A Plan to Train Sri Lankan Health Professionals in Management

Feeley F.

Draft report to Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, Sri Lanka. Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte: Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, Sri Lanka; 1993.

Recommendations for the Organization and Staffing of the Management Development and Planning Unit

Feeley F.

Report to the Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, Sri Lanka. Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte: Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, Sri Lanka; 1993.

Feasibility Study for Istanbul Oncology Hospital

Feeley F.

Report submitted to ATA Construction Company by Boston University Medical Center. Boston, MA: Boston University Medical Center; 1992.

The Corporate Classroom; Experience of Arther D. Little Management Education Institute

Feeley R.

Proceedings of the 15th Annual Seminar on Education and Industry, Federation of European national Association of Engineers. Copenhagen: FEANI; 1986.

Financial Management of ICDDR; B; Review and Recommendations

Feeley F.

Arthur D. Little report to the Board of Directors of International Centre for Diarrhea Disease Research, Bangladesh. Boston, MA: Board of Directors of International Centre for Diarrhea Disease Research, Bangladesh; 1985.

Improving Utilization of Aid Experience and Evaluation

Feeley F.

Arthur D. Little Report to the U.S Agency for International Development. Boston, MA: Arthur D. Litttle Management Consulting; 1983.

An Evaluation of a Model Health Plan for the Medically Needy in Multnomah County Oregon

Feeley R., Bentkover J. D., Hancock R., Johnston J., Lawrence D. A., Tilson H.

Multnomah County Oregon: Public Health Reports; 1982.

Structural Codes and Patient Safety: does Strict Compliance make Sense?

Feeley R., Walsh D. C., Fielding J. E.

Am J Law Med. 1977 Jan; 3(4):447-54.

Enforcing the Life Safety Code

Feeley F., Feldman P.

Harvard University; 1977 Jan 1; Harvard University School of Public Health.

Promulgating Certificate of Need Regulations for Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Feeley F., Feldman P.

Harvard University; 1977 Jan 1; Harvard School of Public Health.

Graduated Sanctions to Enforce Nursing-home Standards

Walsh D. C., Feeley R.

N Engl J Med. 1976 Jul; 295(4):222-4.