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Robert F. St. Peter, MD

Robert F. St. Peter, MD (UCSF CSP '90-92) 

President and CEO
Kansas Health Institute

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Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., is President and CEO of the Kansas Health Institute. The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, non-profit health policy and research organization based in Topeka.  Dr. St. Peter is a physician with experience in health services research and health policy development.  Prior to joining the Kansas Health Institute, he served as Senior Medical Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C.  He also served as a Health Policy Adviser on the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources during consideration of comprehensive health care reform legislation in 1993-94, and as the Luther L. Terry Senior Fellow in Preventive Medicine in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  His research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Pediatrics and other journals.  He currently serves on the boards of directors of the National Network of Public Health Institutes, AcademyHealth, and the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy; he is a member of the Council of Sponsors, and serves on the board of his neighborhood homes association.  Dr. St. Peter received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from Duke University.  He completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.  He was an international health fellow in Nigeria, West Africa, and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California San Francisco/Stanford University.  He is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and has previously held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the University of California San Francisco, and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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