Keith J. Mueller


Professor and Interim Dean Keith Mueller.

Title(s): Gerhard Hartman Professor
Department: Health Management and Policy
Office: N211 CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-3832

Keith J. Mueller, Ph.D., is Gerhard Hartman Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa. He is also the Director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis and Chair of the RUPRI Health Panel. He has served as President of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. He has also served on national advisory committees to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He has published more than 220 scholarly articles and policy papers, and received awards recognizing his research contributions from NRHA, RUPRI, and the University of Nebraska. In 2016, he received the University of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. His PhD is in Political Science from The University of Arizona, and he completed a faculty fellowship with The Johns Hopkins University.

PhD in Health Services and Policy focal area

  • Health Policy

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Health Policy
  • Introduction to the US Healthcare System

Research Interests

  • Implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement
  • Delivery of Healthcare in Rural Areas
  • Rural Health policy


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