John E. McDonough

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John E. McDonough
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 11th Suffolk District
In office
1995–1997
Preceded by Marc Draisen
Succeeded by Liz Malia
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 12th Suffolk District
In office
1985–1995
Preceded by James J. Craven, Jr.
Succeeded by Thomas Finneran
Personal details
Born (1953-05-21) May 21, 1953 (age 62)
Waltham, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Residence Brookline, Massachusetts
Alma mater Boston College
Harvard University
University of Michigan
Occupation Politician
Professor

John E. McDonough (born May 21, 1953 in Waltham, Massachusetts) is a professor of public health practice at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was an American politician who was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1985–1997.[1]

McDonough resigned in November 1997 to accept a teaching position at Brandeis University.[2] Between 2003 and 2008, he was the executive director of Health Care For All.[3] Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. In 2010, he was the Joan Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College in New York City. Beginning in January, 2011, he is a professor of public health practice at the Harvard School of Public Health. In the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014, McDonough endorsed Don Berwick for Governor of Massachusetts.[4]

McDonough is the author of three books: Inside National Health Reform, published by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund in 2011; Experiencing Politics: A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care published by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund in 2000, and Interests, Ideas, and Deregulation: the Fate of Hospital Rate Setting published by the University of Michigan Press in 1998. His articles have been published in Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other journals. He has written numerous op-ed articles for the Kaiser News Service, the Boston Globe, and other publications. He is the author of a regular blog on the Boston Globe website, boston.com, called Health Stew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1997–1998 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ Wong, Doris Sue (January 1, 1998). "5 Are in Running for House Seat". Boston Globe. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "McDonough John E - The Commonwealth Fund". Commonwealthfund.org. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Robert Rizzuto (June 12, 2014). "Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse throws support behind Martha Coakley for governor of Massachusetts". MassLive Politics. Retrieved August 13, 2014.