Professor Saltman is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Emory University School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia. He co-founded the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies in Brussels in 1998, and is currently head of the Atlanta hub. He is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Emory University, a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Visiting Professor at the Braun School of Public Health at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1991 to 1994, he was Director of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory. He holds a doctorate in political science from Stanford University.
He has published 16 books and over 100 articles on a wide variety of health policy topics, particularly on the structure and behavior of European health care systems, and his work has been widely translated. In 1987 and again in 1999, he won the European Healthcare Management Association’s annual prize for the best publication in health policy and management in Europe. His volumes for the European Observatory book series published by McGraw-Hill Education have been short-listed for the Baxter Prize by the European Healthcare Management Association in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
Professor Saltman presented at the Nuffield Trust's Annual Health Strategy Summit 2009