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Joel Shalowitz

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine


Areas of Focus

  • Healthcare systems management and organization
  • Healthcare policy and insurance
  • Healthcare quality and technology
  • Healthcare reform


  • Business and organizational structure of health care systems, hospitals and medical practices, including international health systems
  • Medical financing options including insurance, Medicare and Medicaid
  • Healthcare quality and technology, including drugs, devices, procedures and IT
  • Marketing for health care organizations
  • Medical innovation


  • Shalowitz is the author of several books, including:

    • Philip Kotler, Robert J. Stevens, and Joel Shalowitz: Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations.Jossey-Bass Publisher © 2021. Second Edition
    • Joel Shalowitz: The U.S. Healthcare System: Origins, Organization and OpportunitiesJossey-Bass Publisher. © 2019
    • Raine Hermans, Morton Kamien, Martti Kulvik, Alicia Löffler, and Joel Shalowitz: Medical Innovation and Government Intervention. Taloustieto Oy Publisher.©2009
    • Philip Kotler, Joel Shalowitz and Robert J. Stevens: Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations.Jossey-Bass Publisher. © 2008. 
  • Visiting professor, Scuola Superiore Sant’Ana, Pisa, Italy (2011)
  • Professor and director, Health Industry Management Program, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management (1987-2015)
  • Affiliate professor, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. (2015-present)
  • Senior fellow, ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (2012-2020)
  • Author, HealthcareInsights.MD blog
  • Visiting Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada: 2004-2015
  • Visiting Professor, Keio University Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. (2007)

  • Visiting Professor, SciencesPo. Paris, France. (2008)