Signe Peterson Flieger is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Tufts Health Plan Professor of Health Care Policy Research at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and served as a policy analyst for nonprofit organizations examining the impact of health policy on low-income populations and people with disabilities. Recently, she launched a blog: “Synthesis of Policies, Politics, and Proposals Focused on Health” (or, which examines critical health policy debates. Dr. Flieger’s research focuses on delivery system and payment reform, organizational change, and care for individuals with serious and life-limiting illness. She has a PhD in social policy and health services research from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and an AB in sociology from Harvard College.

Recent Posts by Signe Peterson Flieger

What We Talk About When We Talk About Single Payer

A single-payer health care system in the United States could eliminate the private health insurance system as we know it, squeeze costs out of the system by reducing administrative expenses and instituting global budgets, and provide universal coverage, while at the same time maintaining the...