Kieke Okma

Associate Professor, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University

Kieke Okma, PhD, has worked with a variety of government agencies in The Netherlands and abroad for over 25 years. She received a PhD from the Medical Faculty at the University of Utrecht and a Master’s degree in economics from Free University in Amsterdam. Since 2004, she has lived in New York and worked as an international health consultant and academic. She is Associate Professor at the Wagner School of Public Service, New York University and Visiting Professor at the Catholic University Leuven. She is on the editorial boards of Health Policy, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law and the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. Dr. Okma has lectured widely and published on a broad range of issues in health policy, health politics and international comparison. Publications of interest include Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care (with Theodore Marmor and Richard Freeman, 2009); Recent Changes in Dutch Health Insurance: Individual Mandate or Social Health Insurance? (2008); Comparative Perspectives on National Values, Institutions and Health Policies (with Theodore R Marmor and Stephen Latham, 2006); Comparative Perspectives and Policy Learning in the World of Health Care (with Theodore Marmor and Richard Freeman, 2005); What is the Best Public-Private Model for Canadian Health Care? (2002).

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