Paul W. Newacheck is Professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics at the Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. Dr. Newacheck’s work focuses on health care access and delivery for children, and the epidemiology of childhood illness. His research is largely directed at vulnerable populations of children, including children from low income families, racial and ethnic minority groups and those without insurance coverage.
Dr. Newacheck has served on the Board on Children, Youth and Families for the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. He has also served as member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics which advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Congress on issues related to health information. Dr. Newacheck is also a member of the Research Consortium on Children with Chronic Conditions, a small organization of researchers with career interests in children with special health care needs. He is the author of numerous reports and publications concerning access to health care for children and epidemiology of chronic illness and disability among children. He serves on the editorial boards for Health Services Research and Ambulatory Pediatrics. A few of his awards include being honored by the Vince Hutchins Partnership Award for Outstanding Partnership and Collaboration in Maternal and Child Health in 2004, a Certificate of Appreciation from Tommy Thompson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for service on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics in 2003, and the Distinguished Teaching Award as a professor at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley (multiple years). Dr. Newacheck’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Doctorate degree in Public Health, all from the University of California at Berkeley.