Butler is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs and the board of Mary's Center, a group of Washington, D.C.-area community health centers. He also serves on several advisory councils, including for the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and the March of Dimes.
He served as a member of the Advisory Group for the Culture of Health Program and as member of the Board on Health Care Services of the National Academy of Medicine. He also served on the panel of health advisers for the Congressional Budget Office. For over 10 years he was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and in 2002 he was an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University.
Butler has played a prominent role in the debate over health care equity and reform, focusing on social determinants of health and the use of market approaches and state innovation. He has also researched and written on a wide range of other issues, including budget process reform, the future of higher education, economic mobility, and federal entitlement reform.
Stuart Butler was born in Shrewsbury, England, and emigrated to the United States in 1975, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1995. He was educated at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics in 1968, a Master of Arts degree in economics and history in 1971, and a Ph.D. in American economic history in 1978.
Butler has received payment for consulting from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare.
- How to Get the Debt and Deficit Under Control
- Is the American Dream Over?
- Why and How Higher Education Faces Radical Change
- How to Deal with the Costly Challenge of Long Term Care
- Why and How States Can Fix Health Care
- How to Reform Medicare
- Controlling Health Care Costs: What Are Our Choices?
- What is the Future of the Affordable Care Act?