Titles, affiliations, and degrees are dated to time of award.

2017

John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P.
Inaugural director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation 
University of Michigan

2016

Mary D. Naylor, Ph.D.
Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology
Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

2015

Arnold M. Epstein, M.D., M.A.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Department of Health and Human Services
Harvard School of Public Health 

2014

Jeffrey Alexander, Ph.D.
Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, School of Business
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

2013

Donald M. Steinwachs, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Interim Director, Institute for Policy Studies

2012

Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research
Kaiser Permanente

2011

Vince Mor, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Science
Department of Community Health
Brown University School Program in Public Health 

2010

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School 

2009

Willard Manning, Ph.D.
Professor
Public Policy
University of Chicago

2008

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.
Director
Institute for Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System

2007

Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D.
Bendheim Professor
Department of Health Care Systems
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

2006

Karen Davis, Ph.D. 
President 
The Commonwealth Fund

2005

Linda H. Aiken, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research 
University of Pennsylvania

2004

Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D.
Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D.
James Madison Professor of Political Economy
Princeton University 

2003

Emmett B. Keeler, Ph.D.
Senior Mathematician, RAND Health
Professor, RAND Graduate School
and the University of California, Los Angeles
School of Public Health

2002

Paul D. Cleary, M.D.
Professor of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

2001

Kenneth B. Wells, M.D., M.P.H. 
Director and Principal Investigator (PI)
Research Center on Managed Care for Psychiatric Disorders 
Director
NPI Health Services Research Center
University of California, Los Angeles

2000

Robert J. Blendon, Sc.D. 
Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis
John F. Kennedy School of Government
and Harvard University School of Public Health

1999

Harold S. Luft, Ph.D.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn Professor of Health Policy and Health Economics 
Director Institute for Health Policy Studies 
University of California, San Francisco

1998

Stephen M. Shortell, Ph.D.
Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Professor of Organization Behavior
School of Public Health, 
University of California, Berkeley

1997

Milton I. Roemer, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Department of Health Services
School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles

1996

Ronald M. Andersen, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Health Services
School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles

1995

Barbara Starfield, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Head
Division of Health Policy
School of Hygiene and Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

1994

John E. Ware, Jr., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
The Health Institute
New England Medical Center

1993

Robert H. Brook, M.D., Sc.D.
Professor
Department of Health Services
Center for Health Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Director
Health Sciences Program
RAND

John E. Wennberg, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences
Dartmouth Medical School

1992

Joseph P. Newhouse, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Health Policy Research and Education
Harvard University

1991

David Mechanic, Ph.D.
Director
Institute for Health
Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers University

1990

Eli Ginzberg, Ph.D.
Director
Conservation of Human Resources
Columbia University

1989

Herbert E. Klarman, Ph.D.
Retired

1988

Victor R. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Henry J. Kaiser Professor
Stanford University

Cecil G. Sheps, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Social Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill

1987

Kerr L. White, M.D.
Consultant

1986

Paul M. Densen, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Harvard University

Odin Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
University of Chicago

1985

Avedis Donabedian, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Public Health
University of Michigan

Sam Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University