BU Faculty Elected to National Academy of Social Insurance
(Boston, Mass.) — On July 27 the National Academy of Social Insurance announced the election of two Boston University faculty to its membership. School of Management professor Alan B. Cohen and School of Public Health professor Leslie Boden were cited for their contributions to the nation’s understanding of social insurance programs.
Academy members are nationally-recognized experts in public health issues, such as Social Security, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance, who have distinguished themselves by their research or policymaking in these areas. As members of the Academy, they work on study panels, committees, conferences, and other projects related to public health issues.
Alan B. Cohen is Professor of Health Policy and Management and director of the Health Care Management Program at the Boston University School of Management. He also directs the national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. His research interests include cost containment and health policy, medical technology adoptions under managed care, comparative health care systems, and evaluation of health care programs.
Prior to joining Boston University, he was on the faculty of Brandeis University and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Dr. Cohen is a Fellow of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society. He received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Rochester, and his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives in Sudbury, Mass.
LESLIE I. BODEN
Leslie Boden is a Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Boden researches the economic and human consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. He also co-chairs a group which advises the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on its research agenda regarding the social and economic consequences of workplace illness and injury.
Dr. Boden received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a faculty member of the Harvard University School of Public Health. From 1988-1997, Professor Boden served on the Mine Health Research Advisory Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services, which he chaired for six years. He lives in West Newton, Mass.
The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to conduct research and enhance public understanding of social insurance, develop new leaders, and provide a nonpartisan forum for the exchange of ideas in the field. For more information on the National Academy of Social Insurance visit www.nasi.org