Keith J. Mueller is Gerhard Hartman Professor and Head of the Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa. He is also the Director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. 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. Professor Mueller also served on the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Advisory Committee to the Agency for Health Research and Quality. He has published more than 200 scholarly articles and policy papers, and received awards recognizing his research contributions from NRHA, RUPRI, and the University of Nebraska. His PhD is in Political Science from The University of Arizona, and he completed a faculty fellowship with The Johns Hopkins University.