Meet Our Founder

Dr. Lawrence D. Weiss is the founder of ACPP, executive director of the organization 2004 – 2011, and former editor of Alaska Health Policy Review. He is Professor Emeritus, a retired Research Professor of Public Health from the University of Alaska. While at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Weiss developed and managed the Master of Public Health program, and spearheaded the development of the Alaska Native Studies program. He is the author of three books on various aspects of public health policy, and a fourth book about the historical political economy of the Navajo people. In addition, he has published numerous articles about public health policy.

During the mid-1980s, Dr. Weiss was executive director of the Alaska Health Project, a private nonprofit organization that focused on occupational health and safety training, and environmental health issues. During the 1970s he was a program evaluator for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Department of Family, Community, and Emergency Medicine. He is currently enjoying his retirement consulting on a variety of projects, occasionally acting as a public health expert witness in legal cases, and catching up on all of life’s little pleasures he did not have time for in the past.

Collision on I-75. American Public Health Association. Wash. DC: 2004.

Private Medicine and Public Health: Profit, Politics, and Prejudice in the American Health Care Enterprise. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1997.

No Benefit: Crisis in the American Health Insurance Industry. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1992.

Development of Capitalism in Navajo Nation. Minnesota: MEP Press, 1984.