Steve Shortell, dean emeritus, School of Public Health
Stephen Shortell is dean emeritus of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and is Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at the school. He is an expert on organized health-delivery systems in the United States, and currently serves as an adviser to the Obama administration on healthcare reform.
Shortell has done extensive research on institutional incentives for improving quality of care and health outcomes, particularly when related to the management of patients with chronic illness. In February 2008 he was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to a four-year term on California's Public Health Advisory Committee, charged with providing expert advice and making recommendations on the development of public health policies and programs.