Arnold J. Rosoff, JD

Arnold J. Rosoff, JD

Professor Emeritus, Legal Studies & Health Care Management, Wharton School

Arnold Rosoff is Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Health Care Management at Wharton and a Senior Fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and of Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). He held a secondary appointment as Professor in Penn’s School of Medicine, where he taught in the Masters in Public Health program. A Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM), he served for over 25 years as Deputy Editor of its scholarly journal, the Journal of Legal Medicine. Professor Rosoff became an emeritus professor in June, 2013.

Professor Rosoff taught, researched and published in the area of health law and policy. In recent years, he has focused his research on healthcare reform in the U.S and has traveled around the world to study how other nations came to commit to Universal Health Care, seeking to understand how the U.S. might achieve that important and elusive goal. Since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, he has focused on how the US can meet the challenges of successfully implementing its ambitious and noble objectives.

At various times during his career, Professor Rosoff has served in outside capacities. He was Senior Health Law Advisor to the Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW) in 1978-79 and helped to establish the Health Law Department of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in the 1980s. He has been a visiting faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health (1984), Keio University Medical School in Tokyo (1993), INSEAD in France (1999), Singapore Management University (2006), King Saud University for Health Sciences (2011), and Sichuan University (2013). He has also been a Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution (1991) and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (1991). In 2009-2010, he served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Develop Standards for Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. In 2012, he visited at Georgetown Law Center as a Senior Scholar at Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He currently serves on the executive committees of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and PASEF, the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty, and on the Advisory Board of the Health Law Institute at Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law.