Michael R. Cousineau
Dr. P.H. Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Clinical Public Administration
Profesor Cousineau’s work focuses on policy issues that impact access to primary care; health care financining, health insurance coverage. And the impact of health policy on safety-net providers including public hospitals, community-based clinics and health centers, and on vulnerable populations including homeless people. He has conducted many funded research projects, most recently “the effects of privatization on health services for the poor in Los Angeles funded by the Randolph and Doris Haynes Foundation. Outcomes in Health Care for the Homeless Program” with the U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services Bureau of PrimaryHealth Care (1996) and “Analysis of the NationalHealth Care for the Homeless Database” with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (1995-96). He is currently funded by the Califorenia Endowment to evaluate health programs for the poor including VIDA and the Health Consumer Alliance program. Most recently, Dr. Cousineau was principal Investigator of the Los Angeles Health Survey for the LA County Department of Health Services.
Dr. Cousineau serves as a consultant to the Los Angeles Department of Health Services in the area of ambulatory care planning and evaluation, and public health. He has also with numerous foundations. Previously, Dr. Cousineau served as Associate Director of Public Programs with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Program Officer/Consultant with the California Wellness Foundation, and Executive Director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.
He is the author of numerous articles which have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Public Health Reports, Health Care Financing Review, Evaluation Review, and American Behavioral Scientist.