Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Robert B. Greifinger, MD

Robert B. Greifinger, MD

Dr. Robert B. Greifinger is a health care policy and quality management consultant. His work focuses on the design, management, and quality improvement of correctional health care systems. He has extensive experience in the development and management of complex community and institutional health care programs, and strengths in the bridging of clinical and public policy interests.

Dr. Greifinger has published extensively in the area of correctional health care. He is a frequent speaker on public policy, communicable disease control, and quality management in corrections. Dr. Greifinger was the principal investigator for the report to congress on Seizing Public Health Opportunities through Correctional Health Care, published in 2002. He edited the book Public Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to Communities (Springer, New York 2007) and is co-editor of the International Journal of Prisoner Health.

Dr. Greifinger was the deputy commissioner and chief medical officer of the New York State Department of Correctional Services from 1989 to 1995. He has also served as an adjunct professor and distinguished research fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and was on the board of the Academic Consortium of Criminal Justice Health. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Prison Legal Services in New York and the National Health Law Program. Dr. Greifinger received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.