Robert B. Friedland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration.
Friedland has had a wide range of research and public policy experience, including Chief Economist for Maryland's Medicaid program; Senior Research Associate at the Employee Benefit Research Institute; Director of the American Association of Retired Person's Public Policy Institute; Research Director, National Academy of Social Insurance; and Economist on the staff of the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, better known as the Pepper Commission.
Friedland founded the National Academy on an Aging Society and Directed the Center on an Aging Society at Georgetown University. His book Facing the Costs of Long-Term Care, was awarded the 1992 Elizur Wright Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association.
Friedland is Chair of the board of the National Academy for State Health Policy, a Commissioner on The American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging, on the Board of the Health Assistance Partnership, and the Editorial Board of Aging Today. Friedland is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a fellow in AcademyHealth. Friedland teaches Health Care Economics, Statistics, Research Methods, and Policy Analysis at Georgetown University.