Dr. Laurence S. Rosen has extensive experience analyzing health care policy in the United States and its relationship to demographic and workforce trends.
Doctorate and master’s degree in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York. Management training at the University of Michigan and executive training at the American Management Association in New York.
Also notable: Dr. Rosen serves as the treasurer of the Michigan Nurses Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Michigan Census Council.
Dr. Rosen is the project manager for a major assessment of health care workforce trends in Michigan for the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth. He is also heading an evaluation of graduate nursing education at San Francisco State University.
Dr. Rosen also has considerable experience in educational research as well as demographic and workforce trends. He serves as a task leader for PPA’s evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative. He recently completed an evaluation of the community schools program in eight Grand Rapids area schools for the Kent Intermediate School District (ISD).
Other recent projects include physician supply and demand forecasts for the Michigan State Medical Society, analysis of RN staffing issues for the Michigan Nurses Association, analysis of the supply and demand for interpreters for the deaf for the Michigan Department of Education, and evaluation of the Greater Flint Community Foundation’s Community Challenge program.
Dr. Rosen has been asked to participate in a number of national advisory councils and events. In addition to two presentations on evaluation research at the 2009 Community Schools Forum in Portland, Oregon, sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership, he served as a member of the national advisory panel for development of a Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit—a project under the auspices of the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford University and the Coalition for Community Schools. Dr. Rosen also served on the Economic Advisory Council for The Small Business Majority and its sponsorship of MIT economist Jonathon Gruber’s groundbreaking analysis, “The Economic Impact of Healthcare Reform on Small Business.”
In addition to these and various local speaking engagements, Dr. Rosen has also spoken at the National Health Forum at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the Presidential Healthcare Solutions Summit at American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, and the Iowa Organization of Nursing Leaders.
Prior to joining PPA, Dr. Rosen was a long-time faculty member in public administration at Western Michigan University and was senior director of the Data Services Department at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. He was also Michigan’s first state demographer, serving during the Milliken and Blanchard administrations. Dr. Rosen has published a number of articles in both the academic and popular presses, including The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, American Demographics, and Michigan Medicine.