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Abstract

A letter to the readers from the President of Claremont Graduate University, President Deborah Freund, welcoming the inaugural issue of 'The STEAM Journal'.

Author/Artist Bio

Deborah A. Freund was appointed President of Claremont Graduate University on November 15, 2010. Prior to moving to CGU she was a Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Economics at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and an Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. She served as Vice Chancellor and Provost at Syracuse University (1999-2006), and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) (from 1994-99), where she was also a Professor of Public Affairs, Economics and Family Medicine. She was also assistant and associate professor of health economics at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an A.B. in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis (1973), an M.P.H. in Medical Care Administration (1975), a M.A. in Applied Economics (1975), and a Ph.D. in Economics (1980) from the University of Michigan. Dr. Freund is an internationally-recognized health economist, known in particular for her research in the areas of Medicaid, health care outcomes and PharmacoEconomics, a field she is credited with founding. Most recently she led a project to recreate a new database that will be used by health insurers to pay out of network claims.

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