Uwe Reinhardt

Memorial service planned for Princeton health care economist Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt

A memorial service for Uwe Reinhardt, one of the nation’s leading health care economists and a beloved Princeton University professor, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the University Chapel.

A reception will follow at Chancellor Green. RSVPs are requested.

Reinhardt died Nov. 13, 2017. He was 80 years old.

During the nearly 50 years that Reinhardt was at the University, he was regarded as one of the most influential health economists and health policy experts in the country, known for his ability to explain extraordinarily complex health care issues to a very broad audience. Considered “a moral compass for American health care” by the Kaiser Family Foundation, he advised both domestic and international bodies on a number of issues related to health policy.

A charismatic and engaging teacher with a razor-sharp wit, Reinhardt was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs at the University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

full obituary appears on the University homepage, which includes a blog for colleagues, friends and family to post remembrances to honor Reinhardt’s life and legacy.