Executive Director, Health Care For All
Adjunct Lecturer on Health Policy and Mgmnt., Harvard School of Public Health

John E. McDonough is Executive Director of Health Care For All, Massachusetts' leading consumer health advocacy organization. From 1998 through 2003, he was an Associate Professor at the Heller School, Brandeis University, and a Senior Associate at its Schneider Institute for Health Policy. From 1985 to 1997, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care. In 1996, he led the successful campaign for passage of health access legislation to cover uninsured children, funded by new tobacco taxes, legislation which served as a model for the federal State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Dr. McDonough teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health. His articles have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs and other journals. He has written two books, Experiencing Politics: A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund in 2000, and Interests, Ideas, and Deregulation: The Fate of Hospital Rate Setting by the University of Michigan Press in 1997. He received a doctorate in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in 1996 and a master's in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1990.