Uwe E. Reinhardt is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics, Princeton University, USA, where he teaches health economics, comparative health systems, general micro-economics and financial management. Reinhardt is also the co-director of the Griswald Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton University. The bulk of his research has been focused on health economics and policy, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Recognized as one of the leading U.S. authorities on health care economics and health policy, Reinhardt serves, or has served, on a number of government commissions and advisory boards, among them the Physician Payment Review Commission (now part of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or Medpac), a commission established by the U.S. Congress to advise it on issues related to physician payment; the National Council on Health Care Technology of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)); the Special Advisory Board of the VA; the National Advisory Board of the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, DHHS. Since 2010 he has served on the Medicare Technical Advisory Panel of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which advices the Chief Actuary of Medicare on making long-range forecast of health spending in Medicare.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and served on its Governing Council in the 1980s. He is past President of the Association of Health Services Researchers (now AcademyHealth), and of the Foundation for Health Services Research. He is also past president of the International Health Economics Association on whose Executive Committee he still serves. He also is a Commissioner of the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. He had been a trustee of Duke University and also of the Duke University Health System, and has served or still serves as director of several health care-related corporations.

He is a trustee of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and also serves on the board of the National Institute of Health Care Management and is chairman of the coordinating committee of the Commonwealth Fund’s International Program in Health Policy. He is a senior associate of the Judge Institute for Management of Cambridge University, UK. He served on the World Bank External Advisory Panel for Health, Population and Nutrition. In October 2006 Reinhardt was appointed by Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey to chair the health reform commission for the state.

Reinhardt is or was a member of numerous editorial boards, among them the Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Quarterly, Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.