Dr. Susan C. Reinhard is a Senior Vice President at AARP, directing its Public Policy Institute, the focal point for public policy research and analysis at the state, federal and international levels. She also serves as the Chief Strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a national resource center created to ensure America has the nurses it needs to provide care in the future.

Dr. Reinhard is a nationally recognized expert in health and long-term care policy, with extensive experience in conducting, directing and translating research to promote policy change. Previously, she served as Professor and Co-Director of Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, directing several national initiatives with states to help people with disabilities of all ages live in their communities.

As Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, she led the development of policies and nationally recognized programs for family caregiving, consumer choice and community-based care options. She is a former faculty member at the Rutgers College of Nursing, an American Academy of Nursing fellow and a National Academy of Social Insurance member. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University.

Recent Posts by Susan Reinhard

Your (Untrained And Scared) Family Member Will Set Up Your IV Now!

Time travel, both backward and forward, continues to be a favorite theme in popular culture. If we could travel back just 60 years or so, we would see a vastly different health care system, one geared to provide acute care, not chronic care, and one offering what today would be seen as...

November 2, 2012Long-term Services and Supports