Health Policy

Keith Mueller

  • Distinguished Faculty Affiliate, Health Policy Research Program
  • Professor and Head, Department of Health Management and Policy
  • Director, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis


Keith Mueller 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. He 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. Mueller 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. 

Research Interests

  • Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Delivery of health care in rural areas
  • Rural health policy

Educational Background

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Arizona, 1979
  • MA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975