Dr Eastaugh is a motivational speaker on healthcare reform and productivity.
Three thousand health care managers and leaders in the United States and around the world have had their careers shaped in part by Professor Steven Eastaugh, who has taught health finance and economics for more than 36 years. The author of nine books and more than 100 journal articles, Dr. Steven Eastaugh is a nationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and agent of change who has traveled to some 36 countries as part of his health services research. In 2008-2010 he was Health Policy Advisor to Barack Obama.
Professor Eastaugh has won numerous awards, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Edgar Hayhow Award for “best health care article of the year.” He also won the Marriott Award for productivity enhancement in the service sector. Dr. Eastaugh has been a forceful advocate for universal affordable health insurance, which he believes can be funded through dramatic reductions in health care paperwork and administrative costs. Dr. Eastaugh was a health economics professor for 37 years at Cornell and George Washington University. Prior to his time teaching, Dr. Eastaugh was senior staff health economist at the National Research Council.