Rick Mayes is an associate professor in the University of Richmond’s department of political science, and co-director of the university’s Healthcare & Society major. He is also the faculty director of the University of Richmond’s Sophomore Scholars-in-Residence program, an experiential living-learning program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2000 and a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral traineeship at the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health from 2000 to 2002. From 1992-1993, he worked on Medicaid policy in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for George H.W. Bush and thereafter on health insurance and Medicare policy at the AARP during the health care reform effort of 1993-94. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond (B.A., 1991).
His writings have appeared in: Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, the Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, the Journal of Policy History, the Journal of Health Law, the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Health Economics, Policy and Law, the History of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News, Health Law Review, Applied Health Economics & Health Policy, the Journal of Medicine, Healthcare & Philosophy; Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.
He is the author of Universal Coverage: The Elusive Quest for National Health Insurance (University of Michigan Press, 2nd edition, 2004), co-author of Medicare Prospective Payment and the Shaping of U.S. Health Care (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) with Robert Berenson, M.D., Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., and co-author of Medicating Children: ADHD and Pediatric Mental Health (Harvard University Press, 2009) with fellow University of Richmond professors Catherine Bagwell and Jennifer Erkulwater.
His most enjoyable and rewarding professional experiences have involved taking groups of University of Richmond students to Peru, the Dominican Republic and Appalachia on health care research and community service trips.
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Providers Work?” Health Affairs (Volume 31, No. 9, 2012: 1951-8) http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/9/1951.abstract (abstract)
R. Mayes, C. Bagwell, J. Erkulwater, “ADHD and the Rise in Stimulant Use among Children,” Harvard Review of Psychiatry (Volume 16, No. 3, May/June 2008:151-166)
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Health Care Policy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Mental Health Policy
Politics of Psychopharmacology