Senior Advisor, Education Division
Dennis Beatrice is a senior advisor of and past vice president to SRI Education, which helps government, nonprofit, and commercial clients solve problems and capitalize on opportunities posed by complex issues in education, health, economic development, and human services.
Prior to joining SRI in 1999, Beatrice spent four years as management professor and director of policy for the Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School of Brandeis University. His research areas included foundation programs and practices, state health policy, services and programs for persons with disabilities, and implementation of public programs.
Previously, Beatrice was vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, one of the most active private philanthropies in the health care field. Beatrice designed and directed the Government and Health program, which applied the resources of the foundation to make government more responsive to the needs of the American people.
Beatrice has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications related to health issues. He holds a B.A. in political science from Boston College and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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