Bachelor in Economics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1961. Master of Arts in Economics, Harvard University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1967.
Doctor of Laws, Queen's University, 1994.
Lecturer, assistant professor economic Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1966-1973, associate professor, 1973-1978. Director economic analysis Office of Secretary, Deputy of Assistant Secretary Planning and Evaluation, Washington, 1978-1979. Director office of research Health Care Finance Administration, 1980-1982.
Professor health economic University Pittsburgh, since 1982, co-director Center for Research on Health Care, 1996—2010, chair department health policy and management, 2003—2010. Consultant National Study Internal Medicine Manpower, Chicago, 1976, Washington State Hospital Association, 1984, Horty, Springer & Mattern, Pittsburgh, 1984, Hogan and Hartson, Washington, 1989, Ontario Hospital Association, Connecticut Hospital Association, 1991. Consultant various agencies United States Department of Health and Human Services (formerly United States Department of Health), 1971-1989.
Member advisory panel Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983-1984, 96—, Leonard Davis Institute, Philadelphia, 1984, United States Congress, 1977, 82, 83—. Committee member Institute Medicine Committees, Washington, since 1975, Project 2000 Commission on Future of Podiatry, Washington, 1985-1986.
Member Prospective Payment Assessment Commission, 1993—1997, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, 1997—2000. Member planning committee American Red Cross, Pittsburgh, since 1986. Member review committee United Way, 1988—1990, Board Health Services, Institute Medicine.
Board directors Craig House, Pittsburgh, 1976—1977, Presbyterian Senior Care, Pittsburgh, since 1999, Jewish Health Care Foundation, 2002—2007. Distinguished fellow Academy Health (president 1977-1988, board directors 1983-1993). Member Foundation for Health Services Research (president 1988-1989, board directors since 1983), American Public Health Society, American Economic Society (committee member), Institute Medicine (board health services since 2000), National Academy Social Insurance, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (committee on economic impact of health system change since 1996).
Married Lester Bernard Lave, June 21, 1965. Children: Tamara Rice, Jonathan Melville.