Brian Kaskie completed his doctoral training in gerontology and public policy at the University of Southern California, and has served as a professor of health policy in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health since 2000.
Professor Kaskie’s primary interest concerns the intersection between public policies and older Americans. He analyzes and maps a variety of state laws and regulations that affect older persons, evaluates the adoption of these health policies, and examines their impact on organizational and individual outcomes. Some of his more recent scholarly manuscripts have focused on the factors, including gun access laws, which contribute to elder suicide; state level adoption of Medicaid elderly waivers; and public oversight of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Professor Kaskie has been appointed to several committees and task forces including the Iowa Committee for Value in Healthcare and the Governor’s Taskforce on Re-Balancing Long-Term Care. He currently serves as the Board President for Elder Services Incorporated, a local nonprofit agency that provide Meals on Wheels and other services that help older Iowans remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible.