Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., is the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy & Management in the Department of Health Policy & Management of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). He is also the founding director of Pitt's Health Policy Institute. His research on health policy and management issues has generated substantial grant support and has led to the publication of numerous peer-reviewed articles. His most recent article pertains to getting faculty in schools of public health more involved in policymaking. In addition, Longest has authored or coauthored 10 books and 30 chapters in other books.