A. Everette James, JD, MBA

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Policy and Planning, Health Sciences
  • M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Director, Health Policy Institute

Everette James, JD, MBA, is associate vice chancellor for health policy and planning, health sciences. He is also director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Policy Institute (HPI), where he manages HPI’s day-to-day operations and works with government, foundation, and business funders to support the institute’s research and programs. Mr. James’s faculty appointment is in the Graduate School of Public Health, where he is the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy and Management and currently serves as interim dean. Mr. James has extensive experience in state and federal health policy and regulation, cost effectiveness, and translational health services research.

From 2008–10, Mr. James was the Pennsylvania secretary of health and oversaw the regulation of all hospitals, nursing homes, and managed care plans in the Commonwealth. As a senior advisor to the governor, he formulated policy, drafted and negotiated legislation, and implemented laws and regulations during his tenure. Prior to his time with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mr. James practiced law with a focus on insurance and health care corporate and regulatory matters in Washington, D.C. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his JD and MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.