John W. Seavey, MPH, PhD, is Professor Emeritus
and past Everett B. Sackett Professor at the University of New
Hampshire, USA, Department of Health Management and Policy, College
of Health and Human Services. Dr. Seavey's 30 years of teaching
health policy and health policy analysis courses in undergraduate
and MPH programs as well as the capstone course in MPH programs
brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this publication. He
has been the recipient of the College of Health and Human Services
Teaching Award (1986), UNH Outstanding Associate Professor Award
(1991), UNH Bill Kidder Faculty Award (1999), College of Health and
Human Services Distinguished Career Research Award (2003), UNH
Faculty Social Justice Award (2005), and Distinguished UNH
Professor (2005). Dr. Seavey has published two books, written
numerous scholarly articles, book reviews, and policy reports. He
is a former board member and Chair of the AUPHA.
Semra A. Aytur, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire, USA, where she teaches courses in health policy, social and behavioral health, and biostatistics. Her research interests focus on relationships between policy, environment, and systems change to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. She received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Active Living Research Dissertation Award, among other research awards from the University of North Carolina and the University of New Hampshire. She has written one book chapter and amassed over 25 professional journal articles. Dr. Aytur has served on the Monitoring and Evaluation committee of The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the Physical Activity Policy Research Network, and other national health policy groups.
Robert J. McGrath, II, PhD, is the current Everett B. Sackett Professor, Chair and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire, USA. He is affiliated with AUPHA, APHA, New Hampshire Public Health Association, Academy Health, and is Founding Director for the New Hampshire Health Information Center (NHHIC). Dr. McGrath's areas of expertise and teaching credentials include U.S. Health Care Systems, Health Care Research Health Policy, Health Policy Analysis, Biostatistics, and Survey Research Methods. He has published book chapters, numerous professional journal articles, working papers and issue briefs.