Jill Quadagno, PhD
An internationally recognized expert on aging and public policy, Jill Quadagno is a professor of sociology at Florida State University, where she holds the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology. She served as senior policy advisor on the President’s Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform in 1994 and as president of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 1998. Much of Quadagno’s research has focused on aging policy and Social Security reform. Her experiences working on the President’s Bipartisan Commission and watching the rise and fall of universal health care in 1994 inspired her to turn her attention to the history of health reform efforts in the United States. Four years of research laid the foundation for her book, One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance. Quadagno is the author of 11 other books and more than 50 articles.