Neil E. Weisfeld’s more than 35 years of experience in health policy includes participating in Institute of Medicine studies of the organization of the Department of Health and Human Services, comparative effectiveness research, ethics of military medicine, workforce development, environmental safety, and primary care. He served on the staff of the President’s Commission on Care of America’s Returning Wounded Warriors and led an innovative project developing consensus-based state licensure standards for hospitals and nursing homes, including a landmark nursing home residents’ bill of rights.
He has served on American Medical Association committees on advocacy resource and policy and participated in or led projects addressing issues of the public health response to Hurricane Katrina, adolescent health, rural health, end-of-life care, oral health, minority health, the nursing shortage, tobacco control, regulation of managed care, HIV/AIDS, prenatal care, competence-based certification of health professionals, family violence, ethics of gene therapy, and inpatient psychiatric care. He holds a master’s degree specializing in health law provided through a National Institutes of Health traineeship. The proud father of Alix and grandfather of Lincoln and Indiana, Neil resides in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and NEW Associates, LLC, partner, Victoria, and two mischievous Siamese cats.