Stephen Inrig, PhD, MSCS
Stephen Inrig - PhD, MSCS is associate professor of global politics and healthcare policy in the department of history and political science at Mount Saint Mary's University. Professor Inrig conducts research (and teaches) on the social determinants of health and the influence of health policies on vulnerable populations. A professionally trained health outcomes researcher and historian, Dr. Inrig's peer-reviewed research has explored the role of local, state, federal, and global policy on people at risk for HIV, cancer, and mental illness. He has published on HIV and Cancer care delivery at the local, state, federal, and global level, and he presently conducts research among vulnerable populations in California, Mexico, Peru, and India. He has published two books on HIV policy, including one, with co-author Michael Merson (Founding Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute), the results of which he has presented at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the Global Health Centre, of The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the United Nations Development Program in New York. He is presently under contract with Cold Spring Harbor Press about the historical evolution of HIV science and research. Dr. Inrig directs the graduate program in Healthcare Policy and Management at Mount Saint Mary's University, he serves as director of interdisciplinary healthcare research there, as well, and is an affiliated scholar in Mount Saint Mary's University's Center for Global Initiatives. He also runs a small non-profit organization, called the Collaborative Health Initiative, that spearheads community-driven research and development in low income countries like Mexico and Zambia. Prior to his move to Los Angeles, Dr. Inrig served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences Division of Outcomes and Health Services Research and was a member of the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, where he co-directed UT Southwestern's health care financing and policy rotation for the UT Southwestern School of Medicine and taught health management ethics at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management. In his free time, Dr. Inrig makes largely unpalatable wine and cheese; enjoys fine food, wine, and travel with his wife; cooks with his kids; and hikes and snowboards in the mountains. He still roots for the Dallas Cowboys, despite the team's commitment to many years of mediocre play and undeserved disappointment.
There are no financial relationships to disclose.