Dr. Art Kellermann is Dean of the Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, the leadership academy for America’s military health system and the US Public Health Service. Before joining USU in 2013, he held the Paul O’Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. From 1993-2010, he worked at Emory University, where he was professor and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and established the Emory Center for Injury Control. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


Recent Posts by Arthur Kellermann

Why We Stopped Participating In US News’ Medical School Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools” rankings is a predictable hit that generates attention, influences public opinion, and ensures that the issue is an annual moneymaker for the magazine. This year, the Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU) decided...

Does Public Health Have A Future?

Ebola’s arrival in the U.S. hit Americans with a jolt. Regardless of how you feel about the response to date, it should remind everyone of the importance of public health. Fortunately, public health in the U.S. has built an extraordinary track record of success. Smallpox, one of the most...

December 10, 2014Population Health, Public Health

Health Care Spending: What’s In Store?

In the May issue of Health Affairs, two teams of Harvard researchers asserted that the recent slowdown in health care spending could be the beginning of a trend that will lead to decreased health care costs. Their optimism is sharply at odds with the bleaker assessments contained in a recent...

Saving Grady: Reflections On Kate Neuhausen’s Narrative Matters Essay

In the past 12 years, several of our nation’s most storied public hospitals have closed, including DC General (2001), New Orleans’s Charity Hospital (2005), and Martin Luther King, Jr. hospital in Los Angeles (2007). When Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital was featured on the front page of The...

A Health Care Entitlement Worth Ending

The “fiscal cliff” deal raised taxes on households earning more than $450,000 a year and sheltered everyone else from an automatic income tax increase. Tough decisions about spending were put off until March 1, the new deadline by which Congress must take deficit-cutting action if it is to...

February 27, 2013Costs and Spending, Payment Policy, Quality

Health Care Cost Growth Is Hurting Middle-Class Families

In the September, 2011 issue of Health Affairs, we examined the impact of a decade of health care cost growth on the income of a typical, median-income family of four with employer-sponsored health insurance. To recap, between 1999 and 2009, the middle-class family’s nominal monthly income...

Responding To Newtown

The horrific massacre of 27 children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut ranks second only to Virginia Tech among U.S. mass shootings. These tragedies are part of a lengthening list of mass killings in such varied places as a shopping mall, a movie theater, a Sikh Temple, a high school, a...

December 21, 2012Public Health