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Ronald Andersen, Ph.D., is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Departments of Health Policy and Management, and Sociology. Previously he chaired the Department of Heath Policy and Management at UCLA and was Professor at the University of Chicago, serving for ten years as director of the Center for Health Administration Studies and the Graduate Program in Health Administration. Dr. Andersen has studied access to medical care for his entire professional career of 45 years. He developed the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use that has been used extensively nationally and internationally as a framework for utilization and cost studies including special studies of minorities, low income, children, women, the elderly, oral health and the homeless. He has directed three national surveys of access to care and has led numerous evaluations to promote access to care. Of the 25 books and 240 articles he has authored, a large proportion deal with issues of access. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has been Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Medical Sociologist Leo G. Reeder Award, the Distinguish Investigator Career Award Association for Health Services Research, and the Baxter Allegiance Foundation Health Services Research Prize. He has received an honorary doctorate from Purdue University and is a member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala Sweden.