Kaskie named editor of prestigious journal on aging

Kaskie named editor of prestigious journal on aging

Brian Kaskie, associate professor of health management and policy in the College of Public Health, has been named editor of Public Policy & Aging Report, a quarterly journal published by the Gerontological Society of America that explores topics generated by the aging of society.

Kaskie’s research involves analyzing Medicare and Medicaid policies, empirically testing models of state policy formation and implementation, and translating integrated approaches to providing geriatric care in a variety of health care settings. Most recently, Kaskie has examined the increasing use of cannabis among older persons, evaluating the implications for opioid abuse and end-of-life care. He has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association National Public Policy office on developing state-level strategies since 1993 and was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 2016 and 2017, assigned to the majority staff of the Senate Special Committee on Aging by Senator Susan M. Collins. 

He has also been appointed to several committees and task forces in Iowa, such as the Governor’s Taskforce on Re-Balancing Long-Term Care and the Iowa Committee for Value in Healthcare. Kaskie also created the University of Iowa multidisciplinary graduate fellowship in aging, authored the Iowa Board of Regents Strategic Plan for Geriatric Care, and currently directs the two graduate degree programs in health policy offered at the University of Iowa.

Contacts: 

Tom Snee, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0010 (office), 319-541-8434 (cell)

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