Arnold Rosoff

Arnold J. Rosoff, JD

Professor Emeritus, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School

Arnold Rosoff is Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Health Care Management at Wharton and a Senior Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). Prior to becoming emeritus in June 2013, he held a secondary appointment as Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine, where he taught in the Masters in Public Health program since its inception in 2004. 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. Rosoff taught, researched, and published in the area of health law and policy.

In recent years, he has focused his research on health care 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 U.S. can meet the challenges of successfully implementing its ambitious and noble objectives.

At various times during his career, 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 the Philadelphia law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in the 1980s. With Robert D. Eilers, Penn LDI’s founder, he was a founding member of the American Health Maintenance Advisory Corporation (AHMAC), a key actor in the managed care movement of the 1970s and 1980s. He was 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), Bocconi University in Milan (CERGAS, 2006), and King Saud University for Health Sciences (2011). He was a Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution (1991) and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (1991). In 2009-2010, Rosoff served on the Institute of Medicine's Committee to Develop Standards for Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. In 2012, he visited Georgetown Law Center as a Senior Scholar in Georgetown's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Health Law Institute at Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law.