Health Dispute and Risk Management
Page Leader: Edward A. Dauer
Edward A. Dauer (Edauer@HCNA.net) is Professor of law and Dean Emeritus at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado; and Senior Associate at Health Care Negotiation Associates, of Lexington, Massachusetts. He also holds the degree of MPH (Master of Public Health), and since 1996 has been a Visiting Scholar at School of Public Health at Harvard University.
Professor Dauer was Chair of the CPR Institute working group that published the first major investigation of conflict management in health care in 1990, a subject in which his work has been focussed since that time. The Aspen Health Law and Compliance Center published his (and coauthors') book on "Dispute Resolution in Health Care" in 2000.
Dauer was also the co-founder and for many years President of the National Center for Preventive Law, when the institute was located in Denver.
Page Leader: Josephine Gittler
Josephine Gittler is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. She is Director of the University of Iowa Conflict Management Institute, Program on Health Care and is a trained, experienced mediator specializing in health care disputes. She is also Co-Director of the National Maternal and Child Health Resource Center at the University of Iowa, a national "think tank" that promotes the expansion and improvement of services for pregnant women, mothers, and children and chronic illnesses and disabilities.
She has served as a consultant to a number of public health agencies and health care institutions and facilities, and to an employer health care purchasing cooperative. She has also developed curricula and provided education and training on conflict management to health professionals. Her areas of expertise include health care financing and organization, managed care, government regulation of the health care industry, the public health function, conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.
If you wish to communicate with a leader, an e-mail address is supplied. You may notify the leader of upcoming events of interest, suggest materials to be posted, or ask a question of the leader. If you ask a question, both your question and the response may be posted on the web page. Leader responses to visitor questions, either in private or posted on the web page, are completely discretionary with leaders, as is the posting of suggested materials.
Click here to contact Edward Dauer
Click here to contact Josephine Gittler
Interested in becoming a leader on a new or existing topic? If so please e-mail Tbarton@CWSL.edu.