Everette James is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Policy Institute (HPI). In September, 2014 he was named to the M. Allen Pond Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management. He teaches graduate courses on the history of U.S. health reform and writes and speaks frequently on healthcare business and legal issues.  
From 2008-2010, he served as the 25th Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health during which time he implemented the commonwealth's first statewide smoking ban, a program to eliminate hospital-acquired infections, expanded scope of practice for nurses, physician assistants, and other advanced practice professionals, and developed new nutrition and physical education standards in Pennsylvania's schools. He resigned as Secretary to take the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Policy and Planning at the University of Pittsburgh in September 2010. He is Professor of Health Policy and Management at university's Graduate School of Public Health where he teaches, advises students, conducts health services research, as well as counsels the university and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) on legal issues related to health reform. He leads Pitt and UPMC's comparative effectiveness research program, which analyzes health data from existing health care interventions to determine which work best for which patients and which pose the greatest benefits and harm.
In July, 2011, James was named Director of the Pitt Health Policy Institute. He manages the day-to-day operations of HPI and works with government, foundation and business funders to support the Institute’s research and programs. HPI is the only academic health policy institute in the U.S. that combines expertise across of all the health sciences - medicine, public health, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and the rehabilitation sciences - to conduct applied health policy research and analysis. The HPI Governance Initiative convenes trustees, practitioners and thought leaders to identify best practices and provide executive education on today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment. HPI also houses the Comparative Effectiveness Research Center, the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, and the Center for Interprofessional Practice, which is an Innovation Incubator in the National Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and designs and evaluates new models of healthcare delivery.||
Everette James is nationally recognized for his expertise in health law and regulation and his previous work combatting childhood obesity and improving the health of children and their families.
- Embracing the Role of Family Caregivers in the U.S Health System | http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/09/08/embracing-the-role-of-family-caregivers-in-the-u-s-health-system/
- Government-Sponsored Programs Make Up a Majority of What We Spend On Healthcare | http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2015/07/29/for-the-first-time-government-programs-make-up-the-majority-of-u-s-health-spending/
- Newsmaker: Everette James | http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/6701005-74/health-pitt-policy#axzz3DzN7kIqi
- Implications of New Insurance Coverage for Access to Care, Cost-Sharing, and Reimbursement | http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1789711 |
- ACA Prognosis | http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/HealthPolicy/43287 |
- The Inevitability of Health Reform | https://litigation-essentials.lexisnexis.com/webcd/app?action=DocumentDisplay&crawlid=1&doctype=cite&docid=50+Duq.+L.+Rev.+235&srctype=smi&srcid=3B15&key=467f48e089bec61139567815faada39d |
- Docs Await ACA Compliance Rules Interview | http://www.medpagetoday.com/PracticeManagement/PracticeManagement/39487 |
- Hospitals Already Feeling ACA Pinch | http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Reform/40160 |
- Insurers, States Brace for Opening of ACA Exchanges | http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Reform/40162 |
- Government Continues to Delay release of Compliance Rules | http://www.exscribe.com/orthopedic-e-news/em-coding-and-compliance/government-continues-to-delay-release-of-aca-compliance-rules%7C
- MSNBC H1N1 Interview | http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dr.-nancy/33494236#33494236 |
- "Everette James - Secretary of Health". Governor's Cabinet Officials. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Fabregas, Luis (2010-09-22). "Pennsylvania health chief James leaving for Pitt". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
- Everette James Helps Pitt | http://pittnews.com/newsstory/everette-james-helps-pitt-understand-health-care/ |
- Health Policy Institute | url=http://www.healthpolicyinstitute.pitt.edu/ |
- New Models of Care | http://triblive.com/news/healthnews/6229776-74/health-care-pitt#axzz35H1pClU4
- Pa. Gets Healthy with WIC program | http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/242909_Pa--gets-healthy-with-WIC-program.html/ |
- Combating childhood obesity | http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2010/05/combating_childhood_obesity_sc.html/ |
- NBC Interview on Childhood Obesity } http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/health&id=7375998%7C
- Shaler students reap big rewards | url=http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_684129.html |
- Pediatric Obesity Update| http://www.thehealthplan.com/documents/providers/guidelines/pediatric%20obesity.pdf
- Conrad Weiser Middle School celebrates | http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=179183 |
- Active Schools Kick-Off | http://www.schooltube.com/video/d5f85fe735d27d2b1da5/ |
- Taking Action | http://www.timesleader.com/features/health/Taking_action_10-27-2009.html |
- State Health, Education Secretaries Join NFL 'Play 60' | http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/08/idUS192052+08-Sep-2009+PRN20090908 |